Eurolira

Eurolira

An Italian lira deposit in a bank outside the jurisdiction of Banca d'Italia; that is, outside Italy. Since the introduction of the euro, the eurolira has become obsolete.

The term has nothing to do with the euro, and the prefix "euro-" is used generally to refer to deposits outside the jurisdiction of the local central bank, such as in "euroruble."
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The CME also will have the ability to trade LIFFE's other short-term interest rate contracts -- the shortsterling, Eurolira, Euroswiss and three-month ECU, and their successors (the Euroeuro) -- when there is significant business potential on its floor.