The U.S dollar jumped against its rivals on Thursday as mostly upbeat economic data pointed to strength in the underlying economy
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, rose by 0.50% to 97.14.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that initial jobless claims dropped by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 192,000 for the week ended April 14, beating economists’ forecast for a rise to 205,000.
EUR/USD fell 0.57% to $1.1230. GBP/USD lost 0.42% to $1.2988, shrugging off better-than-expected U.K. retail sales data amid fears that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn are unlikely to reach a consensus a Brexit deal. USD/JPY fell 0.10% to Y111.94, while USD/CAD rose 0.30% to C$1.3378.
Source : Investing.com