The koruna gained the most among emerging European currencies after Czech retail sales rose for the first time in six months, spurring optimism the economy is recovering from its longest recession on record.
The dollar gained versus the euro and the yen as reports showed U.S. consumer confidence reached the highest level since 2008 and home values climbed, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will slow its bond buying.
For only the third time since 2001, emerging-market currencies are weakening as global stocks rise, revealing doubts about the ability of economies from South Africa to South Korea to reverse a slowdown.
European stocks fell from a 4 1/2- year high and Italian bonds retreated after Fitch Ratings downgraded the nation’s debt. Oil declined as Saudi Arabia boosted output, and metals slipped after China’s industrial production trailed estimates.