U.S. dollar climbs as euro, sterling dip

NEW YORK, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar rose in late trading on Friday, amid weakness in the euro and the British pound.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.58 percent to 103.1123.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.0760 U.S. dollars from 1.0845 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was down to 1.2227 U.S. dollars from 1.2282 dollars in the previous session.

The U.S. dollar bought 130.76 Japanese yen, lower than 131.00 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar increased to 0.9197 Swiss francs from 0.9156 Swiss francs, and it was up to 1.3741 Canadian dollars from 1.3701 Canadian dollars. The U.S. dollar rose to 10.4269 Swedish Kronor from 10.3146 Swedish Kronor.

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