One-Third of Germans Want the Mark Back

Many in Germany are nostalgic for the deutsche mark. A poll shows despite the euro's strength, it's often mistakenly blamed for inflation

The euro is enjoying its days in the sun. It has gained steadily against the US dollar since early 2006, and steadily against the British pound since late 2007. More international investors have used it over the past few years as a holding currency and the American rapper Jay-Z gave it bling status last November by flashing euro bills in a music video.

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