US dollar dips as Trump surges in presidential race

Dollar loses against euro, yuan, yen; Dow futures lose 750 points

US dollar dips as Trump surges in presidential race

World Bulletin / News Desk

The dollar posted losses late Tuesday against a basket of major currencies as the outcome of the U.S. presidential election appears uncertain. 

Republican candidate Donald Trump leads Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in key states as his party appears poised to retain control of the House of Representatives. 

The dollar fell 0.25 percent against the British pound to 0.8054 as of 0300GMT. 

The greenback lost 0.85 percent against the euro to 0.8992, 0.10 percent against the Chinese yuan to 6.7781, and 2.2 percent against the Japanese yen to 102.87. 

A Trump presidency is perceived to create more uncertainty for world markets, compared to Clinton, according to analysts.

The Mexican peso, however, dived around 10 percent to its all-time low against the dollar amid worries U.S.-Mexico trade relations would take a downturn.  

Futures on Wall Street also decreased after the stock market prepared for a Clinton victory and posted gains in the last two days. 

Dow futures plunged 750 points, or 3.3 percent. 

Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2016, 08:31
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