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Sunday's controversial referendum on Catalonian independence was never going to be a bundle of laughs for the European Union or the euro. Hundreds of injuries in scuffles between police and voters...

Angela Merkel warned ahead of the event that the nationalist AfD (blue) party could do well on Sunday, and so it did, taking 12.6% of the vote. Frau Merkel's CDU/CSU (black) won a third of the...

The euro has known better weeks; there was some stalling of the recent upward trend as both the pound and the US dollar recovered some of their recent losses. The pound saw a dip against the euro...

The main news from the eurozone came towards the end of the week. As markets were still awaiting inflation figures from Germany, the view that broader eurozone momentum was starting to pick up was...

The euro gained back some of what it had given up against sterling during the previous week. A combination of good sentiment from the eurozone – notably in its largest economy, Germany –sent the...

There were mixed signals around the closely watched inflation figures in Europe’s two biggest economies, as German inflation rose while French inflation showed a slowdown. The euro did come under...

Euro strength continued as the value of German bunds fell, making the single currency one of the week’s best performers. This was largely aided by an interesting development towards the end of the...

The euro remained steady throughout the week. The combined effect of the Macron majority in France bolstering confidence and the lack of economic data meant that it saw little movement. Headlines...

From an economic point of view it was a quiet week for the euro. Industrial production in the euro zone was up by 1.4% on the year and 1.5% more people had jobs. April's trade surplus was...

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