"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You now need US$1.6036 to buy 1 Euro

At the time of Mission Accomplished US$1 - 1Euro.


y said...

See this page for a graph of the DollarvEuro, with some comments on milestones affecting the dollar v Euro rate.

The full Dollar v Euro exchange rate graph is available here.

(For a bonus point, try finding a graph of the Iraqi Dinar v Euro exchange rate.)

Stef said...

and the Iranian Rial whilst you're at

ziz said...


1,193 today to the US$ cannot find historical rates.

More info with pics here


y said...

ziz, there is this info from x-rates.com. Note that the info starts in August 2001 ( 8o| ). Searching for earlier historical data brings up an error (you betcha!) (A error also is shown when searching here-> http://www.oanda.com/convert/fxhistory)

The rate shown from Aug 2001 to Jan 2003 is pegged at 1USD=0.310857 Iraqi Dinar (i.e. 1 Iraqi Dinar = $3.22USDollar). Now it is 1 Iraqi Dinar = $0.000837521

Significant dates are 18th March 2003 (when war on Iraq was declared) & also 29th June 2004 (something to do with the Coalition Provisional Authority & also this memo was issued)

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish