Investing.com – The greenback remained stable on Wednesday, but has nevertheless maintained its gains two weeks after the slowdown in employment growth in the United States in February, but has been stronger than expected in January.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, lost 0.05% to 96,74 in 10h43 ET (15h43 GMT), after reaching a peak of 96,80 in one night.
The dollar slipped after the figures from the ADP (NASDAQ: ADP) the payroll reported that the economy had gained 183 000 jobs in February, a slowdown compared to January and a lower level of expectations of economists. However, the deficit has been offset by a revision in January, with 300,000 jobs added.
The dollar fell against the yen, with USD / JPY down 0.2%, to 111,68.
The loonie is falling, with USD / CAD rising 0.7% to 1,3436 after the Bank of Canada has kept its rate unchanged at 1.75%, as expected.
Elsewhere, the australian dollar has fallen after data showed that the economy grew by 0.2% in the fourth quarter, less than the expected increase of 0.5%. The AUD / USD fell 0.7% to 0,7027 while the NZD / USD fell 0.3% to 0,6770.
The british pound was lower, with GBP / USD down 0.07% to 1,3165, the First minister Theresa May continuing to try to get his agreement on the Brexit in Parliament. The euro has increased, with the EUR / USD up 0.10% to 1,1316.