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Dollar Index Declines to Lowest Since Dec. 9 as Shares Rally

February 09, 2012

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Dollar Index slid to a two-month low as a rally in Asian shares curbed demand for the U.S. currency as a refuge.

The gauge declined to as low as 78.418, the weakest since Dec. 9. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of shares rose 0.1 percent, erasing an earlier decline.

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