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The demand for dollar is surging amid a global sell-off of stocks related to the coronavirus crisis. 

EUR/USD is trading near 1.10, close to the monthly lows. GBP/USD has extended its slump, flirting with 1.21, the lowest since September. AUD/USD is around 0.60, a level that was last seen in 2003. The greenback is gaining ground across the board, beating assets that are usually safe-haven ones such as the Japanese yen and Gold. XAU/USD is trading below $1,470.

Reuters reports that excessive US swap prices show the US dollar funding situation worsening. Dealers say overnight (T/N) EUR/USD swap 10% vs 0.15% on a regular day. The Benchmark 3-month EUR basis swap is -124 basis points – new high since 2012, and that was -154 in 2012 and -305 basis points during 2008 financial crisis. Large corporations said to be drawing down on available credit lines. Amid fears of further USD shortages, exacerbating the issue.

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