The US dollar fell slightly to open the trading day in Asia Wednesday, with trade talks between the U.S. and China hitting yet another hurdle and stock markets falling on Tuesday in the U.S.
The US Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of currencies was down 0.06% to 98.94 by 9:15 PM ET (01:15 GMT). Officials in the U.S. and China are finding it difficult to set a schedule for meetings, Bloomberg reported, saying that the U.S. had declined a request to delay tariffs on about $110 billion of Chinese imports that took effect over the weekend.
The USD/JPY pair traded up 0.02% at 105.94.
The AUD/USD pair was up 0.10% to 0.6764, a day after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates steady at 1%, despite calls for cuts to spur growth.
The NZD/USD pair was flat at 0.6334.
Investors are also keeping an eye on the British pound sterling, which fell to its lowest levels against the USD in about three years before recovering some ground. Parliament in the UK revolted over the past couple of days against Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of an effort to prevent Brexit from happening without a deal. The GBP/USD trade was up 0.06% to 1.2092 on Wednesday morning in Asia.
The EUR/USD was also up 0.05% to 1.0978.