DP2298 | Global Financial Markets and Financial Stability: Europe's Role

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30/11/1999

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Europe's contribution to the international financial system is a new currency, the euro. Economic and Monetary Union in Europe (EMU), of which the single currency is the manifestation, has emerged in the context of a complex process of interaction between globalisation and regional integration. This paper discusses the internationalisation of the euro and draws out the consequences for European securities markets, exchange rates, and international financial stability.