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U.S. dollar edges up as risk appetite sours

Xinhua
04 Aug 2021, 19:18 GMT+10

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar inched higher in late trading on Tuesday as risk appetite soured amid a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, bolstering demand for the safe-haven currency.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.04 percent at 92.0777.

In late New York trading, the euro fell to 1.1863 U.S. dollars from 1.1874 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.3915 dollars from 1.3894 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar increased to 0.7393 U.S. dollar from 0.7365 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 109.11 Japanese yen, lower than 109.24 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar fell to 0.9041 Swiss franc from 0.9048 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.2537 Canadian dollars from 1.2507 Canadian dollars.

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