Impact of the Euro Term Paper by bllchck

Impact of the Euro
A discussion on how the euro has changed the financial world.
# 102655 | 1,548 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines the impact of the European Union's euro in the European markets and the international domain. The paper explains that the implementation of the new currency required careful and extensive preparation by the European Union, and the exchange rates at the beginning of implementing the euro were, on the whole, very challenging. The paper points out that one major impact and obvious benefit of the implementation of the euro is the removal of transaction costs of exchanging currencies between countries that use it and this means that businesses that trade within the Eurozone don't have differences in prices on their currency. In conclusion, the paper shows that since the euro's introduction in 1999 some notable effects have been the removal of transactions costs and exchange rates, arbitrage, European monetary policy and members' fiscal policies, and investment opportunities.

From the Paper:

"After intricate planning, the euro was ultimately born on January 1, 1999. It was created and intended to be used as a single currency throughout Europe and to assist in merging the European economies. The European Union wanted to unify these economies to make the EU more competitive with the alliance formed among the United States, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA and other various economic alliances (Madura 16). Only several countries adopted the euro at first while others rejected it. The countries that first adopted the euro were: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. On the other hand, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Sweden had turned down the implementation of the euro. These countries that accepted the euro had phased out their old home currencies and completely implemented the euro on January 1, 2002."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Noyer, Christian. "The International Impact of the Euro." United States. Washington DC, 15 Jan. 2000.
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