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U.S. Dollar Rises as Sterling Struggles Ahead of Brexit Vote
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:34 WIB | CURRENCIES | Indeks Dolar GreenbackGBP/USD

The greenback inched up on Tuesday, despite confidence among U.S. consumers falling to a one-and-a-half year low in January.

The Conference Board™s consumer confidence fell to its lowest level since July 2017, as the government shutdown decreased optimism.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback™s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.09% to 95.507 as of 11:07 AM ET (16:07 GMT).

Meanwhile, the pound slipped as the UK Parliament is expected to vote on a series of votes on Brexit amendments starting at 2:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT).

GBP/USD fell 0.08% to 1.3149.

Elsewhere, the euro dipped with EUR/USD slipping 0.11% to 1.1419.

The risk sensitive Australian and New Zealand dollars were mostly lower, with AUD/USD falling 0.22% to 0.7148 and NZD/USD flat at 0.6831.

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