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Dollar Falls as Traders Do Not Anticipate Fed to Drop Stimulus

March 15, 2013 at 18:13 by Vladimir Vyun

A sheet of US 100-dollar bills up to the horizonThe US dollar retreated today as traders anticipate that the Federal Reserve will maintain its stimulating monetary policy even after inflation accelerated. Such expectations added to pressure on the currency.

The Fed will hold its policy meeting on March 20. Specialists do not anticipate any change to the monetary policy. There were talks that the central bank may reduce stimulus as the economy improves, but it almost certainly will not happen next week.

US consumer price inflation rose 0.7 percent last month after showing no change in the preceding month. Analysts think that the rate of price growth is not high enough to make the Fed consider raising borrowing costs.

EUR/USD rose from 1.3036 to 1.3060 as of 18:13 GMT today and its daily high was at 1.3106. GBP/USD went up from 1.5079 to 1.5108, trimming the earlier advance to 1.5175. USD/JPY dipped from 96.09 to 95.52, touching the low of 95.06 intraday.

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