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Trump's mess is dragging dollar down

His administration's failure to get things done is draining traders' confidence and bringing out the bears.

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The greenback is flagging and there's no better place for investors to express their views about how a nation is managing its affairs than the US$5.1 trillion-a-day global market for foreign exchange.

New York

PRESIDENT Donald Trump loves to trumpet the record run in US stocks.

"Stock market hits another high with spirit and enthusiasm so positive," he tweeted on July 12, in one of nine posts about the market this month. (He was at it again on July 31, exclaiming "Highest Stock

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