Currency Volatility Tracker

The Top Losers Among Global Currencies

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The Uruguayan peso declined 8.79% against the dollar in the first six months of 2019. Above, Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

Global economic headwinds and political instability create currency pressures as several currencies fall to all-time lows against the dollar.

The U.S. dollar has fallen 0.6 percent in the first six months of 2019, but that still hasn't prevented a number of currencies in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean from suffering record declines despite the fact that global currencies are less volatile than last year.  In all, 24 curencies had declines of two percent or more against the dollar for the first six months of 2019 compared with 61 at this point in 2018.

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