Dollar Heads for Fifth Weekly Gain on Oil Drop, Global Slowdown

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) — The dollar headed for a fifth weekly gain against the euro, its longest winning streak in more than two years, as crude oil prices declined and economies from Germany to Japan contracted.

The U.S. currency rose to the strongest level in almost six months against the euro and a seven-month high versus the yen. The pound dropped for an 11th day against the dollar, the longest run of declines in at least 37 years, on speculation a recession will force the Bank of England to cut interest rates.

Dollar Heads for Fifth Weekly Gain on Oil Drop, Global Slowdown

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