The British pound inched up against the U.S. dollar, supported by comments by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who said he believes a Brexit deal is likely to be reached.
The GBP/USD pair inched up 0.2% to 1.2449 by 1:05 AM ET (05:05 GMT).
On Thursday, the Prime Ministers of the U.K. and Ireland released a joint statement saying they saw a potential pathway to a Brexit deal.
The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies slipped 0.1% to 98.383.
The yuan gained against the U.S. dollar following the news, as the USD/CNY pair lost 0.2% to 7.1024.
The USD/JPY pair was little changed at 107.96.
The AUD/USD pair rose 0.2% and NZD/USD pair inched up 0.1%.