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ECB Unveils New 5 Euro Banknote

Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled their new €5 banknote this week at a ceremony in Germany. The €5 banknote is the first in a new series that will be launched over the coming years. As with many new series, the focus of the new euros will be on increased security features to […]

Euro Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary To Little Fanfare

January 1, 2012 marked the 10-year anniversary of the euro, a singular currency that services 17 countries throughout Europe, but there is little to celebrate. Marred by what the European Commission deemed “fiscal and macroeconomic imbalances built up over the decade,” many financial analysts say the euro is in trouble. Countries such as Ireland, Spain […]