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U.S. dollar rises as risk appetite sours

23 Jan 2021, 06:55 GMT+10

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar climbed in late trading on Friday as risk sentiment diminished amid soaring COVID-19 infections, bolstering appetite for the safe-haven currency.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.13 percent at 90.2400.

In late New York trading, the euro was up to 1.2166 U.S. dollars from 1.2159 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to 1.3681 dollars from 1.3725 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.7717 U.S. dollar from 0.7761 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 103.83 Japanese yen, higher than 103.51 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was up to 0.8860 Swiss franc from 0.8852 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.2728 Canadian dollars from 1.2628 Canadian dollars.

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