The euro hit a 23-month high on Monday against an ailing dollar, weighing on shares of European exporters before weaker-than-expected German business activity took the shine off the single currency. The euro's strength helped push the dollar - hamstrung by political uncertainty in Washington - to its lowest in 13 months against a basket of major currencies. The euro has risen in recent weeks on expectations the European Central Bank will before long begin to scale back its bond-buying monetary stimulus scheme.
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Euro zone bond yields nudged up on Monday as an upward revision to economic growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund highlighted a strengthening economy that could encourage the ECB to step back from its ultra-loose monetary policy. In an updated World Economic Outlook on Monday, the IMF upgraded its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for the euro zone to 1.9 percent, up 0.2 percentage point from April, and pointed to "solid momentum".