The US dollar fell against most other currencies in 2012, with only the Indian rupee, the Brazilian real and the Japanese yen falling in value against the US dollar.
With pre-tax profits totaling nearly $2.2 billion, Ford Motor Company had its best third quarter ever, Read writes.
Brazil is considered a 'low English proficiency' country, and ranks among the lowest in the world for workplace fluency, putting the emerging economy at a disadvantage, writes a guest blogger.
How 14 of the world's largest currencies fared against the dollar in 2011.
Star striker Carlos Tevez's transfer from Manchester City to Corinthians in São Paulo, unthinkable 10 years ago, is now a real possibility thanks to the strong real and Brazilian teams' new business professionalism.
Amid drug violence, Mexico's slow but steady growth - and low inflation rate - is setting it apart from other economies in the region.
Currency markets reversed some of the gains of the yen after the G-7 announced that they would intervene to reduce the value of the yen. The Japanese currency lost nearly two yen against the dollar on currency markets.