U.S. dollar ticks down on rising trade deficit

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NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar was down in late trading Friday as trade deficit of the United States widened to 53.2 billion U.S. dollars in August up from 50 billion U.S. dollars in the previous month.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.14 percent to 95.6187 at 3:00 p.m. (1900 GMT).

In late New York trading, the euro increased to 1.1525 dollars from 1.1513 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was up to 1.3109 dollars from 1.3023 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was down to 0.7051 dollar from 0.7074 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 113.73 Japanese yen, lower than 113.86 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar fell to 0.9913 Swiss franc from 0.9915 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.2938 Canadian dollars from 1.2923 Canadian dollars.

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