© Reuters. The U.S dollar was lower on Monday.
Investing.com – The U.S. dollar was lower against other currencies on Monday, as trade tensions outweighed expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike in September.
The , which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.34% to 95.06 as of 11:13 AM ET (15:13 GMT).
The greenback was down despite Friday’s upbeat jobs report increasing expectations of a Fed rate hike in at its next meeting Sept. 25-26.
Meanwhile, trade tensions with China continued, as U.S. President Donald Trump warned he would impose tariffs on $267 billion worth of Chinese imports, on top of an earlier promise of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that it would respond to any new steps on trade.
“If the U.S. side obstinately clings to its course and takes any new tariff measures against China, then the Chinese side will inevitably take countermeasures to resolutely protect our legitimate rights,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
The dollar rose against the safe-haven yen, with increasing 0.09% to 111.12. In times of uncertainty, investors tend to invest in the Japanese yen, which is considered a safe asset during periods of risk aversion.
The lower dollar pushed the euro higher, with increasing 0.45% to 1.1603.
Sterling rose after comments from EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who said a Brexit deal in six to eight weeks is “realistic.” jumped 0.81% to 1.3020.
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was higher, with up 0.25% to 0.7122, while inched up 0.14% to 0.6541.
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