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U.S. dollar increases amid safe-haven demand

23 Sep 2020, 05:30 GMT+10

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar rose in late trading on Tuesday as traders continued to search for safe haven amid jitters on financial markets.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, climbed 0.36 percent at 93.9916.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1704 U.S. dollars from 1.1754 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to 1.2733 dollars from 1.2795 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was down to 0.7166 U.S. dollar from 0.7206 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 104.92 Japanese yen, higher than 104.78 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was up to 0.9198 Swiss franc from 0.9152 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.3309 Canadian dollars from 1.3318 Canadian dollars.

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