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U.S. dollar surges as jobless claims drop

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar gained in late buying and selling on Thursday, as knowledge confirmed that purposes for unemployment advantages fell once more final week.

The variety of Americans making use of for jobless advantages fell final week by 10,000 to 230,000 for the week ending Aug. 19, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.

The U.S. dollar surged after the discharge of the information. The dollar index, which measures the dollar in opposition to six main friends, was up 0.55 p.c to 103.9863 in late buying and selling.

Earlier feedback from former St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard confirmed that reacceleration might put upward strain on inflation, thus making it unattainable for the Fed to begin reducing charges anytime quickly.

In addition, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index launched on Thursday rose to 0.12 in July from -0.33 in June. A studying above zero suggests financial exercise grew forward of its common historic pattern.

Meanwhile, the Jackson Hole Symposium was underway, and traders eagerly awaited the primary speeches from main central bankers of the world’s most developed nations, particularly Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s speech scheduled for Friday morning.

In late New York buying and selling, the euro decreased to 1.0809 U.S. {dollars} from 1.0858 {dollars} within the earlier session, and the British pound fell to 1.2607 U.S. {dollars} from 1.2716 {dollars}.

The U.S. dollar purchased 145.8610 Japanese yen, greater than 144.7830 Japanese yen of the earlier session. The U.S. dollar elevated to 0.8845 Swiss francs from 0.8778 Swiss francs, and it elevated to 1.3575 Canadian {dollars} from 1.3542 Canadian {dollars}. The U.S. dollar rose to 10.9889 Swedish krona from 10.9193 Swedish krona.