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U.S. dollar ends higher on weak risk appetite

NEW YORK
2020-02-14 05:40

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NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar inched up in late trading on Thursday as concerns over novel coronavirus outbreak weighed on investors' risk appetite.

Traditional safe-haven currency Japanese yen gained strength against the greenback, while dollar remained solid against most of its peers.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.03 percent at 99.0749 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.0842 dollars from 1.0868 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.3053 dollars from 1.2958 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.6724 dollar from 0.6735 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 109.82 Japanese yen, lower than 110.08 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was up to 0.9792 Swiss franc from 0.9783 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.3260 Canadian dollars from 1.3259 Canadian dollars.
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