US dollar rises in economic data

New York, June 23 (Xinhua)-Market participants have digested newly released economic data, causing the US dollar to rise in late Thursday trading.

The dollar index, which measures greenbacks for the six major peers, rose 0.22 percent to 104.4310.

In the second half of New York trading, the euro fell from $ 1.0569 in the previous session to $ 1.0523 and the pound sterling fell from $ 1.2264 in the previous session to $ 1.2251. The Australian dollar fell from $ 0.6932 to $ 0.6893.

The US dollar bought 134.95 yen, which is lower than 136.26 yen in the previous session. The US dollar fell from CHF 0.9616 to CHF 0.9611 and rose from CAD 1.2934 to CAD 1.3004.

On the data side, the US’s first unemployed bill, which is a rough way to measure layoffs, fell from 2,000 to 229,000 in the week leading up to June 18, the Ministry of Labor reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal predicted a total of 225,000 initial unemployed claims.

US dollar rises in economic data

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