Investing.com - The dollar was mostly higher against other majors currencies on Friday, as investors awaited the release of the highly-anticipated report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls due later in the day.
EUR/USD eased 0.08% to 1.0947.
The dollar weakened on Thursday after a string of downbeat U.S. data dampened optimism over the strength of the economy.
The Institute of Supply Management reported that its non-manufacturing purchasing manager's index fell more-than-expected last month.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits rose to a four-week high last week, while a separate report showed that U.S. factory orders rose less-than-expected in January.
USD/JPY edged up 0.15% to trade at 113.85.
Demand for the safe-haven yen weakened as oil prices regained some ground on Friday and remained supported above $34 a barrel, as concerns over a global supply glut seemed to dissipate.
Elsewhere, AUD/USD added 0.10% to 0.7359 even after data showed that Australia’s retail sales rose 0.3% in January, disappointing expectations for a 0.4% increase and after a flat reading the previous month.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.11% at 97.72.
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