U.S. dollar edges up on Thanksgiving Day

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar rose modestly in late trading on Thursday.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.01 percent at 92.0104.

In late New York trading, the euro was unchanged from the previous session to close at 1.1915 U.S. dollars, and the British pound decreased to 1.3356 dollars from 1.3381 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was down to 0.7362 U.S. dollar from 0.7364 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 104.24 Japanese yen, lower than 104.42 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar decreased to 0.9061 Swiss franc from 0.9086 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.3018 Canadian dollars from 1.2999 Canadian dollars.

Trading volume was relatively thin as U.S. financial markets were closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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