Friday Close in the Currency Market
In Currency Markets the U.S. dollar was poised on Friday for its worst week since April 2016 against a basket of major currencies, having given up much of the gains made since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. Against the safe-haven Swiss franc, the dollar fell 0.45 percent, touching a fresh 6-month low. It was on track for its largest weekly percentage fall since February 2016. The dollar edged up against the yen to 111.57 but remained on track for its first weekly fall in five. The euro rose 0.8 percent on Friday to hit a six-month high of $1.1196. The dollar fell 2.5 percent against the Brazilian real. The dollar index fell 0.6 percent, hitting its lowest since Nov. 9, the day of the U.S. election results.