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Dollar ends strongest year since 2015 on defensive note

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By Saqib Iqbal AhmedNEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell against the yen and euro in thin year-end trading on Monday as optimism about progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute hurt its safe-haven allure, but the greenback stayed on track to log its strongest annual performance in three years.The dollar index , which tracks the greenback versus six peers, was down 0.22 percent on Monday."The U.S. dollar is heading into the end of the calendar year on the defensive as global stocks - bearing in mind that some markets are done for the year already - perk up following positive comments on ...

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First Published: Tue, January 01 2019. 00:36 IST