The U.S. dollar weakened slightly across the board in Friday trading, reversing a move higher the previous day that had snapped a four-day losing streak and leaving a closely followed index on track for a weekly loss.
A popular gauge for the greenback headed lower after many mixed U.S. economic data.
The Empire state manufacturing index fell to 3.7 from 8.8 beforehand in March, and industrial production in February only expanded by 0.1%, less than the 0.4% expected. Capacity utilization for February was more or less in line with estimates at 78.2%, and job openings in January rose to the third-highest level on record at 7.6 million. Consumer sentiment for March climbed to 97.5, beating expectations of 95.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was last down 0.3% at 96.507, on track for a 0.8% drop for the week.
Source : MarketWatch