NEW YORK, May 21 (Xinhua) – The US dollar strengthened at the end of trading on Friday as market participants digested recently released economic data.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major pairs, rose 0.23 percent to 90.0185.
At the end of trading in New York, the euro fell to $ 1.2180 from $ 1.2218 in the previous session, and the British pound fell to $ 1.4154 from $ 1.4185 Americans from the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to $ 0.7732 from $ 0.7771.
The US dollar bought 108.91 Japanese yen, above the previous session’s 108.79 Japanese yen. The US dollar fell to 0.8979 Swiss francs from 0.8982 Swiss francs and was up to 1.2062 Canadian dollars from 1.2059 Canadian dollars.
On the economic front, the quick reading of the US composite production index rose to 68.1 in May from 63.5 in April, London-based information provider IHS reported on Friday Markit.
The USHI Markit Flash business services business index rose 70.1 in May, from 64.7 in April, while the US Flash manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) it stood at 61.5 compared to 60.5 in April.