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U.S. dollar rises amid trade optimism

2019-11-08 06:35

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NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar traded higher against traditional safe-haven currencies like Japanese yen and Swiss franc on Thursday as investors' risk appetite improved amid trade optimism.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.20 percent at 98.1435 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro declined to 1.1047 U.S. dollars from 1.1068 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to 1.2820 dollars from 1.2852 dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was up to 0.6900 dollar from 0.6878 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 109.30 Japanese yen, higher than 108.93 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar increased to 0.9955 Swiss franc from 0.9924 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.3181 Canadian dollars from 1.3183 Canadian dollars.
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