Hurdles remain for euro as international reserve currency

Euro sign, Frankfurt

The European Union aims to increase the euro’s role as an international reserve currency, but the dollar’s resilience, the incomplete monetary and banking union and the rise of China pose major challenges.

In his latest state of the union speech, the president of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, lamented the continuing secondary role the euro plays in international financing and demanded change.

“It is absurd that European companies buy European planes in dollars instead of euro

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