Euro, Euro, Euro all around, but not a pence of 'real money', to spend. With these euro notes of this common currency, the wire services heap praise on its successful launch. The wheels of business and the mechanism of finance are all in gear to usher in this brave new world of commerce. For years we have heard the benefits of the first united coinage since the Roman Empire and the elimination of the chaos of individual currencies. So what will this conversion mean for Europe and the rest of the world?
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