eurozone

noun
eu·​ro·​zone | \ ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌzōn How to pronounce eurozone (audio) \

Definition of eurozone

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

Examples of eurozone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking even further ahead: The International Monetary Fund predicts that China's economy will grow by 8.2% in 2021, a much faster pace than the United States or the eurozone. Charles Riley, CNN, "China's economy is the envy of the world," 19 Oct. 2020 Ten-year Italian bond yields are also trading at an all-time low of 0.63 per cent, with other riskier eurozone debt following in their wake. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Note: Interest Rates at Four Thousand Year Lows (What Could Go Wrong?)," 13 Oct. 2020 Here’s the list of countries in the eurozone that are currently enjoying solid economic growth: Germany. David Meyer, Fortune, "Has Trump made business better?," 5 Oct. 2020 Despite the revival in output and order books, manufacturers in the eurozone continued to cut jobs, although only modestly. David Harrison, WSJ, "U.S. Manufacturing Shows Improvement But Hiring Lags," 1 Oct. 2020 The European Central Bank says that while some lenders have made good progress in setting up in the eurozone, others need to move more staff and assets. Nicholas Comfort, Bloomberg.com, "Wall Street’s Penchant for London Remains Even as Brexit Nears," 24 Sep. 2020 The companies said the merger made strategic sense against the backdrop of the pandemic along with other structural challenges faced by eurozone lenders, including the shift to digital banking and low interest rates. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "A deal to create Spain's largest lender could signal more bank mergers in Europe," 18 Sep. 2020 Annual inflation in the eurozone was minus 0.2 percent in August, according to official figures. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Surging Euro Presents E.C.B. With a Dilemma," 10 Sep. 2020 On Thursday the European Central Bank’s staff economists forecast that the eurozone economy would contract by 8 percent this year, then bounce back next year with 5 percent growth. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Surging Euro Presents E.C.B. With a Dilemma," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of eurozone

1995, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Eurozone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eurozone. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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