29.12.2008 - Euro currency turns 10; seen fulfilling promise
From AP: Ten years ago, Europe launched its grand experiment with a shared currency — and watched it plunge so far it needed a bailout from central banks. But as the anniversary approaches of the Jan. 1, 1999, arrival of the euro, economists say the new currency is finally fulfilling its promise as a way to lower borrowing costs, ease trade and tourism, boost growth and strengthen the European community..... Full Article: Source