Dollar Slips on Trade Uncertainty as Euro Rises
Friday, 24 May 2019 23:26 WIB | CURRENCIES |DOLLARCurrency Euro

The U.S. dollar slipped on Friday as traders digested the impact of see-saw trade headlines on the stronger greenback.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback™s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.1% to 97.593 by 10:14 AM ET (14:14 GMT).

U.S. manufacturing activity on Thursday hit its lowest level in almost a decade in May, which could mean the U.S. economy is slowing down.

Trade tensions eased Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said that a deal with China could include Huawei in some form. The administration has put the Chinese tech giant on a blacklist, causing a rippling effect among technology firms around the globe.

The greenback was flat against the safe-haven Japanese yen, with USD/JPY at 109.56. USD/CAD fell 0.2% to 1.3444.

Source : Investing.com

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