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U.S. dollar rises amid falling British pound

2019-03-15 06:50

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NEW YORK, March 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. dollar increased in late trading on Thursday, as the sterling extended losses after the British parliament voted for Brexit delay, causing concerns among investors over renewed uncertainty due to a future deal of EU-UK divorce.

Britain is to ask the European Union (EU) to delay its departure from the bloc until at least June 30 after MPs voted on Thursday in which they also rejected a second referendum.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1300 dollars from 1.1329 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was up to 1.3236 dollars from 1.3217 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to 0.7063 dollar from 0.7090 dollar. The U.S. dollar bought 111.74 Japanese yen, higher than 111.03 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar rose to 1.0041 Swiss francs from 1.0032 Swiss francs, and it increased to 1.3323 Canadian dollars from 1.3303 Canadian dollars.
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