Investing.com – The greenback reached its highest level in almost a week and a half, so that the data on the services sector slowed in January, reaching their lowest level in five months.
The Institute of Supply Management said that its index director of purchasing non-manufacturing had fallen from 56.0 chf 56.7 in December, due to concerns over the impact on businesses of the closure of the government.
Nevertheless, the figures are optimistic regarding the job Friday, combined with data ISM manufacturing, have helped to mitigate the fears of a slowdown in the economy.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.23% 95,79 at 10h58 (ET) (15h58 GMT).
The dollar remained stable against the yen, with the USD / JPY to 109,87.
Elsewhere, the pound was under pressure after the index uk PMI fell to its lowest level since July 2016, while the Brexit approach. The GBP / USD has dropped from 0.72% to 1,2939.
The euro was also lower, with the EUR / USD down 0.22% to 1,1408.
In Australia, the AUD / USD fell from its highest previous, up 0.19% to 0,7238. On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept its key rates unchanged while lowering its growth outlook. The NZD / USD rose 0.16% to 0,6893.
During this time, the loonie was down with USD / CAD rising 0.12% to 1,3124.