U.S. dollar slips as traders weigh coronavirus impact


NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar weakened in late trading on Friday as market participants continued to gauge the implications of soaring COVID-19 infections in some of the world's major economies.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.22 percent at 91.8047.

In late New York trading, the euro was up to 1.1957 U.S. dollars from 1.1915 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was down to 1.3304 dollars from 1.3356 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar rose to 0.7388 U.S. dollar from 0.7362 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 104.03 Japanese yen, lower than 104.24 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar decreased to 0.9045 Swiss franc from 0.9061 Swiss franc, and it decreased to 1.2984 Canadian dollars from 1.3018 Canadian dollars.

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