- May 24, 2019
- Posted by: Trading
- Category: News
Investing.com – The U.S. dollar slipped on Friday as traders digested the impact of see-saw trade headlines on the stronger greenback.
The , which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.1% to 97.593 by 10:14 AM ET (14:14 GMT).
U.S. manufacturing activity on Thursday hit its lowest level in almost a decade in May, which could mean the U.S. economy is slowing down.
Trade tensions eased Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said that a deal with China could include Huawei in some form. The administration has put the Chinese tech giant on a blacklist, causing a rippling effect among technology firms around the globe.
The greenback was flat against the safe-haven Japanese yen, with at 109.56. fell 0.2% to 1.3444.
The euro was higher after Dutch Labor Party Frans Timmermans won the European Elections in a surprising victory. gained 0.2% to 1.1197.
Meanwhile, the pound seemed unmoved by Prime Minister Thersea May announcing her resignation effective June 7. inched up 0.1% to 1.2667, while was up 0.1% to 0.8838.
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