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U.S. dollar rises amid declining euro
Last Updated: 2019-04-03 11:44 | Xinhua
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U.S. dollar increased in late trading on Tuesday, amid a weaker euro, as latest data showed the euro zone suffered sharp contraction in manufacturing sector, raising concerns over a slowdown in the region's economy.

The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) posted a level of 47.5 in March, down from 49.3 in February, marking its lowest level since April 2013, according to the PMI data released Monday by IHS Markit, a London-based global information provider.

The grim data indicated that manufacturing operating conditions in the euro zone deteriorated last month to the greatest degree for nearly six years.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.12 percent at 97.3597 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1198 dollars from 1.1211 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was down to 1.3114 dollars from 1.3125 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.7063 dollar from 0.7112 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 111.38 Japanese yen, higher than 111.36 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar fell to 0.9984 Swiss franc from 0.9989 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.3346 Canadian dollars from 1.3310 Canadian dollars. Enditem

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