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UAE to Sell Dollars for Euros

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Rufus_1611, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Rufus_1611

    Rufus_1611 New Member

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    U.A.E. to sell dollars for euros by Matthew Brown

    ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates plans to convert 8 percent of its foreign-exchange reserves to euros from dollars before September, the latest sign of growing global disaffection with the weakening U.S. currency.

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    The dollar has fallen more than 10 percent this year against the euro.

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    The move by the U.A.E. central bank "is hard evidence that diversification is happening," said Shaun Osborne, chief currency strategist at TD Securities in Toronto. "This is negative for the dollar in a broad sense as it reflects falling confidence in the currency."

    Central banks in Russia, Switzerland and New Zealand are also diversifying away from the dollar and into yen after the Japanese currency reached a 10- month low against its biggest trading partners in October.

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    "It is a recognition of the vulnerability of the dollar over the coming year," Simon Williams, an economist with HSBC Holdings, said by phone from Dubai.​
     
  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    They are showing good sense.
     
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