The Euro is the European currency which ranks second in the list of the most traded currencies in the world after the US dollar. The American dollar is the most sold out currency in the globe due to its stability. One of the factors that contribute to the security of any money is the size of the host economy and the number of gold reserves in host’s central bank. The US Federal Reserve, which is the US government’s banker, has the largest gold reserves in the entire world. Their gold reserves are valued at an estimated $880 billion by the end of 2017. The European Union is second largest economy after the United States and has the second largest amount of gold reserves. This, coupled with the extensive market in the EU makes the euro a force to reckon with in the global economy.

Following some previous information from France and the United States of America, the euro devalued against the dollar for the second consecutive trading period. The EUR/USD recorded a slough on its value by 0.27% to a final trading value of 1.2333. Its value at the opening of the trading period was 1.2367. These values are as per the Green Wich Meridian Time. Despite expectations from researchers of a 0.1% drop, consumer prices maintained at 0 as documented by France recordings. Also in January, there was a depression of 0.1 %.

Francois Villeroy who governs the Bank of France gave his remarks about the effects of the inflation. He mentioned that the European Central Bank was not going to confine itself to a specified amount of time to close the monetary easing curriculum. While pushing for more agendas to boost the employment levels, Villeroy commented that there had been a reconciliation between the European Bank and the market expectations. The present economic challenges were not dependent on time but rather the system.

Asserting that raising levies on traded goods would have a substantial financial impact on US citizens, German Federal Minister for personal affairs declared. Furthermore, he said that Germany would not take part in the decision to increase their tariffs. The United States data recorded that the level of unemployment in their country had sloped. The numbers had fallen from 230,000 to 226,000, a decrease by 4,000. Philly manufacturing ratio had receded from 25.8 to 22.3 which was way below the expectation of 23.1. Moreover, the Empire state manufacturing scale values beat their expectations of 14.9 when they spiked from 13.1 to 22.5 while their imports considerably decreased from 0.8% to 0.4%.