SINGAPORE, April 14 (Reuters) – The dollar headed for its longest stretch of weekly losses in almost three years on Friday, as traders ramped up expectations of an imminent end to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate-hike cycle following signs that inflation may be cooling.
Data on Thursday showed U.S. wholesale prices, as measured by the producer price index (PPI), fell by the most in nearly three years last month, a day after data showed the consumer index – CPI – was also softening as expected.
The dollar index , which measures the performance of the U.S. currency against six others, slid to a roughly one-year low of 100.78.
It was last down 0.1% at 100.90, and was headed for a weekly decline of more than 1%, its steepest drop since January. This would mark a fifth straight weekly loss, the longest such stretch since July 2020.
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