Dollar steady, riskier currencies fall on Omicron fears

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Reuters UK

By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) – Currencies including the Australian dollar and British pound fell on Monday on fears further curbs could be imposed in Europe to contain the Omicron coronavirus variant. With last week’s slew of major central bank meetings out of the way, investors turned their focus to the rapid spread of the variant. The Netherlands went into lockdown on Sunday and local newspapers in Italy reported that new restrictions were being considered there too. “Investor risk sentiment has been undermined by further evidence over the weekend of the disruptive impact of the ne…

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