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

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The rest of Europe is still growing at a healthy clip, but Germany and Italy alone account for 40 percent of the annual economic output of the eurozone — the 19 countries that share the euro currency. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "For Europe, the Threat of a No-Deal Brexit Comes at a Bad Time," 2 Sep. 2019 Germany’s economic performance is usually the bellweather for the health of the eurozone, and its GDP numbers offer up a good indicator for how the bloc will manage fiscal policy in the months ahead. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Germany Is Hovering on the Edge of Recession. Here’s Why That Spells Trouble for the Rest of Europe," 14 Aug. 2019 FT Germany Jitters In Germany, signals continue to mount that the eurozone’s largest economy is being squeezed. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "The Cost of the Streaming War: CEO Daily," 7 Aug. 2019 Greece emerged from its eight-year international bailout last August, but still has to comply with strict fiscal and other policies negotiated with its main lenders, other eurozone countries. Nektaria Stamouli, WSJ, "Greece Ratifies Historic Accord With Macedonia Amid Protests," 25 Jan. 2019 Beyond that, economists say there are signs that years of declining unemployment since the depths of the Great Recession and the eurozone debt crisis may be ending. Washington Post, "US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage," 12 Aug. 2019 Since late 2018, eurozone inflation has been well below the target of just under 2% set by the European Central Bank (ECB). Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Europe is sleepwalking its way to another lost decade," 18 July 2019 Higher unemployment and loan losses would surely be a negative for the eurozone banks, Deutsche Bank included. Matt Egan, CNN, "How negative interest rates helped turn Deutsche Bank into a disaster," 29 July 2019 Many in financial markets had expected the eurozone’s central bank to act already this week, given a series of dire economic data, notably from the region’s traditional powerhouse, Germany. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, "Mario Draghi Holds Off Loosening Monetary Policy, Giving the Fed the Right of Way," 25 July 2019

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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