Cold currency war between major trading blocs flaring up again, says Pimco

Major central banks may not be the only ones in the cold currency war, according to Fels, who noted expectations for lower rates in South Korea, Indonesia, Chile and South Africa this week

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Enda Curran | Bloomberg
A full-blown currency war where major central banks and governments, including the US, deliberately weaken their currencies can no longer be ruled out, Pacific Investment Management Co.’s global economic adviser Joachim Fels wrote in a report.

The view is in line with a rising chorus of Wall Street analysts who warn that President Donald Trump’s repeated complaints about the foreign exchange practices of key trading partners heightens the risk of US intervention to weaken the dollar.

Fels describes current conditions as a “cold currency war, round three” that is at risk of escalating.

First Published: Jul 15 2019 | 09:39 AM IST

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