Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:05 WIB |
The dollar edged down on Thursday following a bounce in European currencies, but concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump imposing further tariffs on Chinese imports provided some support to the greenback.
The British pound, which rose on optimism about the chances of a Brexit deal following a Bloomberg report on Wednesday, added to gains despite Germany appearing to shoot down the report.
Sterling was up 0.32 percent against the dollar.
The euro was 0.08 percent higher against the greenback.
The dollar, which has benefited in recent days from weakness in emerging market currencies, eased a little as the MSCI EM Currency Index rose 0.05 percent.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six currencies, was down 0.18 percent at 95.011.
The ADP National Employment Report showed private payrolls increased by 163,000 jobs last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast private payrolls increasing by 190,000 jobs last month. The report was published ahead of the government™s more comprehensive employment report for August on Friday.
Source : Markewatch