Investing.com – The dollar was down slightly but remained near a 10-week high on Friday as investors waited for quarterly economic data.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, inched down 0.06% 96.40 by 4:55 AM ET (8:55 GMT).
Investors are waiting for third quarter U.S. gross domestic product data at 8:30 AM ET (12:30 GMT) to see if the economy has progressed enough for the Federal Reserve to continue raising rates.
A strong reading could cause the greenback to strengthen even more.
The U.S. economy is expected to have grown 3.3% the third quarter, compared to 4.2% in the second quarter.
The dollar fell against the Japanese yen, with USD/JPY slipping 0.37% to 111.99. The Canadian dollar was lower, with USD/CAD up 0.51% to 1.3140.
Meanwhile the euro remained under pressure after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated the central bank could extend its asset purchase program. He said Thursday at the post-decision press conference that accommodation remained necessary. The central bank made no changes to its monetary policy, as expected.
EUR/USD inched down 0.02% to 1.1371, its lowest level in nearly two months.
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