What are the risks and opportunities facing the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region from the introduction of the euro? Will the replacement of the European currency basket by the euro have real economic effects, or will it be little more than an accounting phenomenon? This volume attempts to answer those questions. In doing so it covers the current economic situation, presents financial flow, discusses the value and volatility of the euro, and the financial implications of the euro, including the banking system and foreign debt and reserve management. Overall, the report gives a broad picture of the possible impact of the euro on the LAC region.