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Indonesia’s rupiah leads currency losses in Asia


The Bloomberg US Dollar Index, which monitors the greenback against 10 major counterparts, fell 0.5 percent to 1,016.88 this week in New York. It touched 1,015.83, the lowest since Nov. 7, and 1,025.01, the highest since Sept. 13.

The yen fell 1.2 percent to ¥100.19 per dollar after depreciating to ¥100.44, the weakest level since Sept. 11. Japan’s currency slid 0.5 percent to ¥135.21 per euro. The US dollar fell 1 percent to US$1.3496 per euro.

The pound climbed 1.8 percent this week to ¥161.49 and touched ¥161.65, the highest since August 2009. Sterling added 0.6 percent to US$1.6118 after reaching US$1.6135, the highest level since Oct. 29.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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