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OMFIF’s most read 2020: Dollar faces years of depreciation, Yellen and dollar diplomacy

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OMFIF’s most read 2020: Dollar faces years of depreciation, Yellen and dollar diplomacy

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Thursday 31 December 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.53.3

The year’s top stories: Dollar faces years of depreciation

By Rajeev de Mello in Singapore

Factors that contributed to the dollar’s rally since its 2011 lows have started to reverse. However, it remains sensitive to global risk sentiment. Several factors will drive a multi-year depreciation in the greenback, but not all the time.
(First published: 18/08/2020)

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The year’s top stories: Yellen and dollar diplomacy

By Mark Sobel in Washington

The US Treasury takes the lead on US currency policy. A Treasury led by former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has much to do in shoring up US exchange rate policy. President Trump’s currency policy has been confusing. His administration undermined Treasury’s lead role and used unilateral financial sanctions so aggressively that US allies began questioning the dollar’s global role. Yellen needs to right the ship.
(First published: 30/11/2020)

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