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Dollar Gains on Upbeat Manufacturing Data, Virus Threats Cap Yuan
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 08:31 WIB | CURRENCIES |USD/JPY,EUR/USDDolar AS Indeks DolarDOLLAR

The dollar held firm on Tuesday after a key U.S. manufacturing survey showed a surprise recovery, while concerns about a widening coronavirus outbreak in China kept the yuan and the Australian dollar subdued.

The dollar index rose 0.44% on Monday, the biggest gain so far this year, and last stood at 97.802. It was boosted by a report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that U.S. factory activity unexpectedly rebounded in January after contracting for five straight months amid a surge in new orders.

Against the yen, the dollar traded at 108.62 yen, after a gain of 0.3% on Monday, the biggest gain in a downtrend that started in mid-January. The euro stood at $1.1062, having slipped 0.3% on Monday.

Source : Reuters

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