EYEAFRICA TV: Beijing, China: The U.S. dollar weakened on Friday as rosier global trade prospects lifted investors’ trade appetite.
Trade-sensitive currencies like the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar went stronger against the U.S. dollar.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.62 percent at 96.9328 in late trading.
In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.1185 U.S. dollars from 1.1101 U.S. dollars in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.3093 U.S. dollars from 1.3006 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar rose to 0.6984 U.S. dollar from 0.6944 U.S. dollar.
The U.S. dollar bought 109.40 Japanese yen, lower than 109.64 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was down to 0.9734 Swiss franc from 0.9806 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.3071 Canadian dollars from 1.3107 Canadian dollars.