Brazilian Real Falls To Another Record Low Vs. The Dollar

The U.S. dollar rose to another record high against the Brazilian real Monday. The real, one of the worst-performing emerging-markets currencies of 2015, traded at 3.67 to the dollar, down 2.3% from its level late Friday in New York. The real moved lower Monday even as other emerging-markets currencies recovered from last week's selloff. The Turkish lira, another one of this year's worst performers, traded at 2.91 lira to the dollar, up 0.4% since Friday. Brazil's economy is dependent on commodity exports, and its currency has been battered as prices have fallen over the past year. Political issues stemming from a corruption scandal at the state-controlled energy firm Petrobras have also shaken confidence in the country's government.

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