Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:01 WIB |
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The U.S. dollar on Wednesday added to its rally from the prior day, which came after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell said he had become more upbeat on the American economy since December.
The new Fed boss on Tuesday highlighted ways that he personally thinks the economic outlook has strengthened, and his comments before a House panel helped send the dollar and Treasury yields higher, while U.S. stocks slumped.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index rose to 90.431 early Wednesday, up from 90.379 late Tuesday in New York. In the last day in February, the gauge was heading for a gain of 1.5%, but has still lost 11% over the past 12 months.
The euro fell to $1.2217, down from $1.2233 late Tuesday in New York. The shared currency was on track for a February drop of 1.6%.
Against the Japanese yen the dollar fell to 107.10 yen from 107.33 yen late Tuesday, while the British pound was buying $1.3894, down from $1.3908 late Tuesday.
Source : Marketwatch