U.S. dollar slips as euro, sterling rise


NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar fell in late trading on Tuesday as the euro and sterling rebounded.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.04 percent to 106.5000.

In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.0172 U.S. dollars from 1.0157 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was up to 1.2090 U.S. dollars from 1.2055 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar increased to 0.7022 U.S. dollar from 0.7021 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 134.22 Japanese yen, higher than 133.31 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar increased to 0.9499 Swiss franc from 0.9468 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.2848 Canadian dollars from 1.2909 Canadian dollars.

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