The dollar's rapid rise increases risks for global economy

Dangers are particularly acute for developing countries already facing number of crises.

In current conditions, there are hazards in a rapid rise in the dollar. PHOTO: REUTERS
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - With so much going on in the global economy and financial markets, the US dollar's strong recent appreciation has attracted less attention than what would have been expected given the historical experience.

On paper, the appreciation of the currency of the world's most resilient economic performer should help adjustments in the global economy. It helps boost the exports of weaker countries while alleviating inflationary pressures in the United States by lowering the cost of imports.

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