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U.S. dollar falls as enterprise exercise nears stalling

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar misplaced in late buying and selling on Wednesday, as S&P manufacturing buying managers’ index (PMI) confirmed that enterprise exercise within the U.S. non-public sector was at a softening tempo in early August.

The dollar index, which measures the buck towards six main friends, fell 0.14 p.c to 103.4197 in late buying and selling.

S&P Global mentioned on Wednesday that its flash U.S. Composite PMI index, which tracks manufacturing and repair sectors, fell to a studying of fifty.4 in August from 52 in July, the largest drop since November 2022.

“A near-stalling of business activity in August raises doubts over the strength of U.S. economic growth in the third quarter,” mentioned Chris Williamson, chief enterprise economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Wednesday’s cool studying could also be considered positively by the Federal Reserve, which is eager to see exercise cool to decrease inflation. The U.S. dollar got here underneath stress and erased its day by day features after the PMI knowledge.

PMI of the eurozone retreated to 47 in August, in comparison with 48.6 in July, which was printed earlier. The companies sector PMI index fell from 50.9 in July to 45.2 in August, the primary time it has dipped under 50 this 12 months.

In late New York buying and selling, the euro elevated to 1.0858 U.S. {dollars} from 1.0852 {dollars} within the earlier session, and the British pound was all the way down to 1.2716 U.S. {dollars} from 1.2738 {dollars}.

The U.S. dollar purchased 144.7830 Japanese yen, decrease than 145.8630 Japanese yen of the earlier session. The U.S. dollar was all the way down to 0.8778 Swiss francs from 0.8800 Swiss francs, and it fell to 1.3542 Canadian {dollars} from 1.3552 Canadian {dollars}. The U.S. dollar fell to 10.9193 Swedish Krona from 10.9374 Swedish Krona.