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East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget

Adrian Krajewski, Marton Eder
East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget

Eastern European currencies’ attempt to rebound from this week’s losses floundered as the European Commission submitted a proposal to cut funding to the countries in the bloc’s new budget period. The European Union’s plans to cut funding to the region ended a brief recovery in the Polish zloty and Hungarian forint, which held close to the weakest levels in months against the euro following Tuesday’s thin-liquidity driven sell-off. “The rally in usually quiet euro-central eastern European currency crosses has been stunning over the last week,” said Kiran Kowshik, a currency strategist at UniCredit SpA in London.