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Stephen Roach says two currencies may gain advantage most from a weaker U.S. greenback

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Stephen Roach of Yale College.

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SINGAPORE — The situations are ripe for a pointy weakening within the U.S. dollar within the coming yr, distinguished economist Stephen Roach advised CNBC on Tuesday.

The U.S. present account and commerce deficits are deteriorating quickly, whereas home financial savings are being weighed down additional, stated Roach, a senior fellow at Yale College. On the identical time, the U.S. will seemingly must spend extra on stimulus to help an financial system that is been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, he famous.

“There is not any free lunch, we’re gonna have to offer international buyers — who lend us cash to fund our deficits — with some incentive for doing so,” Roach, a former chairman at Morgan Stanley Asia, advised CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.”

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