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U.S. dollar edges higher amid concerns over Omicron

02 Dec 2021, 08:30 GMT+10

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar inched lower in late trading on Wednesday, amid worries over Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.02 percent at 96.0316.

In late New York trading, the euro fell to 1.1317 U.S. dollars from 1.1320 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.3280 dollars from 1.3279 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to 0.7111 U.S. dollar from 0.7120 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 112.80 Japanese yen, lower than 113.10 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was up to 0.9204 Swiss franc from 0.9187 Swiss franc, and it increased to 1.2812 Canadian dollars from 1.2786 Canadian dollars.

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