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Bonds news & analysis

The dollar dilemma

26 January 2017

Could dollar strength lead to a repeat of the Plaza Accord? asks Neil Wilson

The dollar has enjoyed a remarkable rally over the past two-and-a-bit years, climbing by around 30 per cent against a basket of its major peers since the middle of 2014. Expectations that the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy by raising interest rates fuelled the gains, while Donald Trump's election win acted like a nitro-boost.

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