US Dollar Soars Fresh 20yr High At 114.53

image from

US Dollar Soars Hit After 20 years

Monday the US Dollar index is soaring to a fresh 20-year high, as recession fears weighed on the US. Reaching a new high, US Dollar hit 114.53 today, pulling the major Asian peers down. Indian Rupee fell past 81.50, while the Sterling as much as 4.9% to an all-time low of $1.0327. The euro also hit a fresh 2-decade low against the greenback. A consistent rate hike by the central banks to control inflation is activating the fear of possible slowdown, which is building up the US Dollar as a safe haven. Gold and silver are also sharply down now after the latest US Feb rate, keeping the US Dollar in a favorable position. The world's three largest economies the United States, China, and the Euro area have been slowing sharply. 

"Global growth is slowing sharply, with further slowing likely as more countries fall into recession. My deep concern is that these trends will persist, with long-lasting significance that is devastating for people in emerging market and developing economies policies should seek to generate additional investment and improve productivity and capital allocation, which are critical for growth and poverty reduction," commented World Bank Group President David Malpass on the matter.

Meanwhile, today Brent crude dropped below $85 barrel, and Brent futures for November were trading down more than 1% around $84.92. similarly, the West Texas Intermediate futures also plunged to around $77.93.

With the soaring US Dollar, the Asian stock markets are under pressure in response to that. KOSPI was down sharply by 3.02%, stood at 2,220.94, and Hang Seng Index was down by 0.67%, stood at 17,813.21, and SENSEX was down by 1%, stood at 57,515.06 at the time of writing.