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Dollar surge leaves US officials undaunted

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has repeated the mantra that a strong US dollar is in America's interest, while Federal Reserve vice-chairman Stanley Fischer has said that it is a sign of US economic might.


THE US dollar is surging. And US policymakers look prepared to live with it.

While officials have pointed to the difficulties posed by the currency's rise - it holds back economic growth and suppresses already too-low inflation - they have indicated no willingness to