The dollar kicked off the year in Europe with a mild recovery from its lowest level since July, with risk assets starting the year in favor after President Donald Trump confirmed he will sign a preliminary trade deal with China on Jan. 15.
Trump's announcement removed much of the lingering uncertainty about the so-called 'phase-1' deal and also reinforced hopes that Trump's need for re-election will keep an economically damaging trade war with China relatively contained over the coming months.
By 3:50 AM ET (08:50 GMT), the dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of currencies, was at 96.215, having traded as low as 96.02 over the new year. Despite the modest bounce, the dollar index has lost nearly 1% over the last week, chiefly against sterling and commodity currencies such as the Aussie and loonie. The euro was steady at $1.1210, having breached $1.1200 for the first time since August.
Source : Investing.com