Euro Sinks After Merkel’s Party Loses Election

The euro plunged today, falling for the fifth consecutive session against the US dollar and the Japanese yen, after Germany’s ruling party lost election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union lost election in all six German states. The results of the elections ignited worries that now Germany will be even more opposed to paying bailouts with money of its taxpayers. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index of shares lost 2.8 percent, falling for the second day.
EUR/USD slipped from 1.4161 to 1.4121 and EUR/JPY fell from 108.92 to 108.56 as of 12:50 GMT today.

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