June 23 (Bloomberg) -- The zloty slid to its weakest versus the euro in 2 1/2 months after rising U.S. jobless claims and concern about the European financial crisis drove investors from risk while the Polish markets were closed for a state holiday.
The zloty depreciated 0.9 percent as of 3:39 p.m. in London, weakest intraday level since April 5.
The euro weakened 1.8 percent to the dollar after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said risk signals for financial stability in the euro area are flashing “red” and the Federal Reserve cut estimates for U.S. growth. Equities worldwide extended losses after the U.S. Labor Department said applications for jobless benefits jumped 9,000 in the week ended June 18 to 429,000.
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