Dollar spooked in Asia as U.S. polls too close to call.
Zimbabwe’s fragile economic situation is lurching towards fresh depths amid indications that United States dollar denominations are disappearing from circulation. The development has triggered speculation of a conspiracy to wipe out US dollar notes to pave way for the planned introduction of bond notes, a local currency by the government. Last week Zimbabwe cleared its 15-year-old financial arrears with the International Monetary Fund, a first step towards a new IMF loan program for the cash-starved country.
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s kwacha weakened more than 1 percent on Tuesday on tight dollar supply, sending the currency of Africa’s second-largest copper producer down 1.25 percent to 11.25 per dollar by 1302 GMT.