US dollar mixed on soft data

GMT 00:51 2016 Tuesday ,05 April

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The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies on Monday as the economic data from the country came out negative.

U.S. new orders for manufactured goods in February, down three of the last four months, decreased 8.0 billion U.S. dollars or 1.7 percent to 454.0 billion dollars, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.13 percent at 94.496 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.1399 dollars from 1.1390 dollars of the previous session, and the British pound climbed to 1.4280 dollars from 1.4231 dollars. The Australian dollar went down to 0.7609 dollars from 0.7682 dollars.

The dollar bought 111.23 Japanese yen, lower than 111.61 yen of the previous session. The dollar stayed flat at 0.9587 Swiss francs, and it inched up to 1.3065 Canadian dollars from 1.3016 Canadian dollars.

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