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Emerging-markets currencies stay strong despite dollar’s rise

The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the US dollar against a basket of currencies, is up nearly 6% year to date, reaching levels unseen in decades as inflation and worries of slower growth grip the globe  (Photo: iStock)Premium
The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the US dollar against a basket of currencies, is up nearly 6% year to date, reaching levels unseen in decades as inflation and worries of slower growth grip the globe  (Photo: iStock)
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The Brazilian real, Chilean peso and others are benefiting from higher commodity prices and global trade disruptions

A strong U.S. dollar isn’t driving emerging-markets currencies into a tailspin. That is unusual.

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