eu·​ro·​zone | \ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌzōn \

Definition of eurozone 

: the geographical area comprising the countries that use the euro as the official currency

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The bank has been buying government and corporate bonds since early 2015 as a way to pump money into the eurozone economy. New York Times, "Net Neutrality Goes Away, and a Ruling in the AT&T-Time Warner Case," 10 June 2018 Statistics agency Eurostat said Tuesday that the eurozone economy expanded by only 0.2 percent in the July-September period. Pan Pylas, The Seattle Times, "Eurozone economy slows to its weakest level in 4 years," 30 Oct. 2018 Tensions over international trade haven’t abated, creating a headache for the eurozone’s large exporters. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "ECB to Press Ahead With QE Taper, Despite Weaker Growth," 25 Oct. 2018 For the 19-country eurozone, the commission forecasts the same levels of growth this year and next., "EU predicts bright outlook for economy, tougher times for UK," 4 May 2018 Central bankers usually refrain from rhetorical fisticuffs with government officials, but Mr. Mnuchin’s initial remark arrived at a sensitive time for the eurozone. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Draghi, Chief of Europe’s Central Bank, Chides Mnuchin Over Dollar Comments," 24 Jan. 2018 In the eurozone, the headline measure of inflation watched by the European Central Bank stood at 2% in June. Richard Barley, WSJ, "Investors Have Become Too Complacent About Inflation," 11 July 2018 Alongside debates about trans-Atlantic trade fights, eurozone reforms and Brexit, leaders of the EU’s 28 countries are focusing on an intense battle over migrants coming to the bloc across the Mediterranean Sea. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "Migrant Issue Could Be ‘Make-or-Break’ for EU, Merkel Warns," 28 June 2018 The eurozone’s annual rate of inflation rose above the European Central Bank’s target for the first time since early 2017 during June, but that was largely due to higher energy costs, while underlying price pressures remained muted. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Eurozone Inflation Tops ECB Target for First Time in More Than a Year," 29 June 2018

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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