Dollar hits highest in over 9 months as risk aversion slams Aussie, Canada’s loonie By Reuters

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© Reuters. A woman counts U.S. dollar banknotes as Lebanese pounds are pictured in the background at a currency exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) - The safe-haven U.S. dollar marked a fresh 9-1/2-month high against major peers on Friday, buoyed by fears that the Delta coronavirus variant could delay the global economic recovery. The greenback was also boosted by expectations the Federal Reserve could still start to taper stimulus this year, even with COVID-19 infections surging this month in the United States. The , which measures the currency against six rivals, rose as high as 93.597 for the first time since early November, before trading little changed at 93.535. For the week, it's on track to gain 1.08%, the most in two months. "Markets are unsettled by Delta’s spread and deteriorating global rebound prospects, yet the Fed continues to inch toward tapering," Westpac strategists wrote in a resear
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