Description: A fantastic new report from Bloomberg Briefs examines the state of currency markets around the world. This graphic offers a nice visualization of how different currencies have been getting clobbered against the dollar during the past year. As you can see, huge losers include the Russian ruble, the Norwegian krone, the Brazilian real, the Swedish krona, and of course the euro.
Date: March 18, 2015
Questions for discussion:
- How has the dollar’s performance affected borrowing, importing and exporting?
- How has it affected American firms with large foreign-based operations and revenues?