The dollar rose to a 16-month high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, amid growing signs the United States economy is outperforming its peers.  The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major currencies, was 0.4 percent higher at 97.004. Earlier in the session, the index hit a high of 97.02, its strongest since 30 June 2017. “It all stems from solid U.S. fundamentals which suggest the U.S. economy is in the best position to weather trade wars,” said Joe Manimbo, a senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he thought there would be “a great deal” with China on trade, but warned he had billions of dollars worth of new […]

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