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U.S. Dollar Index Little Changed amid Economic Data

 The U.S. dollar index traded slightly lower in late trading on Tuesday, as investors meditated on a batch of economic reports.

U.S. industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday. The reading beat market expectations of a 0.1-percent increase.

For the third quarter as a whole, industrial production advanced at a 3.3-percent annual rate, down from a 5.3 percent rate in the second quarter, said the report.

Meanwhile, the number of job openings notched a new record high of 7.1 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.01 percent at 95.0482 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1577 dollars from 1.1583 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound rose to 1.3191 dollars from 1.3154 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was at 0.7138 U.S. dollar, unchanged from the previous day's reading.

The U.S. dollar bought 112.18 Japanese yen, higher than 111.89 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was up to 0.9899 Swiss franc from 0.9873 Swiss franc, and it fell to 1.2938 Canadian dollars from 1.2986 Canadian dollars.

(www.chinaview.cn 2018-10-17)