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U.S. dollar trades mixed amid economic data
Last Updated: 2018-08-08 04:30 | Xinhua
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The U.S. dollar index traded mixed against other major currencies in late trading on Tuesday, as investors digested the country's job openings data.

The number of job openings stood at 6.7 million on the last business day of June, higher than market expectations, the Labor Department said on Tuesday.

Over the month, hires and separations experienced only a slight change at 5.7 million and 5.5 million, respectively.

Some analysts said that investors were looking for excuses to lock in gains after the U.S. dollar's recent rally, which put the greenback under pressure.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, decreased 0.15 percent at 95.217 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro increased to 1.1594 dollars from 1.1553 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was down to 1.2935 dollars from 1.2943 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar rose to 0.7423 dollar from 0.7389 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 111.42 Japanese yen, higher than 111.39 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar decreased to 0.9956 Swiss franc from 0.9963 Swiss franc, and it climbed to 1.3066 Canadian dollars from 1.3001 Canadian dollars. Enditem

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