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FOREX NEWS-Dollar climbs two-year peaks but ends lower

Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:53pm EDT

* Dollar down after two-year peak vs dollar index

* Euro slumps to two-year low against dollar, rebounds

* Brazil's central bank offers dollars (Recasts; updates prices, changes byline)

By Nick Olivari

NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The dollar was lower on Thursday, after earlier climbing to a fresh two-year high against the euro and a basket of currencies, after aggressive dollar selling by Brazil's central bank helped lend some stability to emerging market currencies, analysts said.

Emerging market currencies have borne the brunt of the global financial crisis in recent weeks as U.S.-based investors offloaded assets in these markets and repatriated the funds.

Analysts were skeptical that the calm would be sustainable, with investors wary of a sharp global economic downturn and a poor corporate profit outlook, but investors on Thursday loosened their faith in reserve currencies.

"The Brazilian central bank intervened materially and bought reais against the dollar ... that seems to have calmed the price action, not only in the G10, but global currencies as well," said Dustin Reid, head of FX strategy at RBS Global Banking & Markets in Chicago.

"We have seen a significant reversal in a lot of those currencies. The Brazilian central bank action has had a turnaround effect, (but) I am looking for risk aversion to dominate markets in the coming weeks and months despite this."

Brazil's central bank twiced intervened on the spot market to offer dollars and said it was reaedy to sell dollar swap contracts up to a hefty $50 billion. For details, see [ID:nN23439582]

The euro was last up 0.5 percent at $1.2914, after briefly racing to a session peak of $1.2938 <EUR=>, according to electronic trading platform EBS. Earlier, the European single currency slumped to a two-year low of $1.2726.

The ICE Futures U.S. dollar index rose as high as 86.120, a level last seen in late 2006, according to Reuters data. The index, which measures the dollar's value against a basket of six currencies, was last down 0.3 percent at 85.157 .DXY.


The dollar was down 5.2 percent against the Brazilian real at 2.25350 BRBY. Other rallying currencies included the South African rand, which strengthened 5.7 percent against the dollar to 10.9500 <ZAR=D3>.

The dollar dipped 0.2 percent against the Turkish lira to 1.69 lira <TRY=>.

Trouble in emerging markets has compounded worries about the outlook for the global economy, with countries such as Hungary and Argentina taking desperate measures to shore up their ailing economies. Such developments have helped the dollar maintain a safe-haven bid in recent weeks.

The euro was last up 0.3 percent at 125.80 yen <EURJPY=>, having touched a fresh six-year low of 123.15 yen, according to Reuters data.

The dollar was 0.5 percent down at 97.400 yen <JPY=> after falling to a seven-month low of 95.94 yen on EBS <JPY=EBS>.

Both the dollar and the yen have surged against higher-yielding currencies this week as risk demand has shriveled. Evaporating liquidity has led to severe volatility in most markets, and analysts said currencies remained vulnerable to erratic moves.

"What is going on is that investors are still very panicky and very much in a trigger-happy mood," said Boris Schlossberg, director of foreign exchange research at GFT Forex in New York.

"The reason we have such volatility is because visibility is completely clouded. Almost all asset classes are being priced for a very serious, almost depression-like scenario and the market is waiting to see if this is going to happen."

The yen has shot up drastically versus the euro and other high yielders such as the Australian and New Zealand dollars as investors dumped positions that had used the low-yielding Japanese currency to buy assets in higher-yielding ones.

Sterling <GBP=> fell 0.4 percent to $1.6229, after tumbling to a five-year low against the dollar around $1.6046 due to concerns about the country's vulnerability to the financial crisis. (Reporting by Nick Olivari and Lucia Mutikani; editing by Gary Crosse)

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