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Global Currencies Gain on the Dollar

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The Pound Sterling gained 7.25 percent against the dollar in the fourth quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly increase in over 10 years.

Several key currencies rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter after reaching all-time lows against a falling U.S. dollar in a possible sign of growth.

Global currency values surged against the U.S. dollar in the final quarter of 2019 as the average value of 126 global currencies tracked by the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) closed at an average value of 1.07 percent against the dollar, the first positive value against the greenback since the fourth quarter of 2017 and the largest positive average since 1.49 in the second quarter of 2017. 

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