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Dollar’s Rise Spells Trouble for Global Economies

The U.S. dollar is experiencing a once-in-a-generation rally. For the rest of the world, that is a big problem.

The dollar’s role as the primary currency used in global trade and finance means its fluctuations have widespread impacts. The currency’s strength is being felt in the fuel and food shortages in Sri Lanka, in Europe’s record inflation and in Japan’s exploding trade deficit.