This is an American dollar that has been deposited in a European bank or an U.S. bank branch located in Europe. It got there as a result of payments made to overseas companies for merchandise. The New York Times Financial Glossary
Refers to a certificate of deposit in U.S. dollars in a bank that is not located in the U.S. Most of the Eurodollar deposits are in London banks, but Eurodeposits may be anywhere other than the U.S. Similarly, a Euroyen or Euro DM deposit represents a CD in yen or DM outside Japan and Germany, respectively. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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   A US dollar held on deposit outside the United States.
   ► See also Eurocurrency.

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Eurodollar UK US /ˈjʊərəʊˌdɒlər/ noun [C]
MONEY a US dollar which is kept or traded in banks outside the US: »

Eurodollars remain unchanged at 5 1/4% for overnight loans.


The Eurocurrency market could create inflation within the US economy if large sums of Eurodollars are spent in the US.


Eurodollar deposits in the UK far exceed the corresponding dollar claims on American banks which UK banks have.


eurodollar bonds/contracts/traders

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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