Wed, 16 Jun 2021

NEW YORK, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar weakened in late trading on Friday as market participants digested the nation's monthly retail sales numbers.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.48 percent at 90.3191.

In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.2143 U.S. dollars from 1.2075 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound increased to 1.4100 dollars from 1.4042 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar rose to 0.7785 U.S. dollar from 0.7725 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 109.35 Japanese yen, lower than 109.45 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was down to 0.9021 Swiss franc from 0.9062 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.2112 Canadian dollars from 1.2166 Canadian dollars.

On the economic front, U.S. retail sales stood at 619.9 billion U.S. dollars in April, unchanged from the previous month, the Department of Commerce reported on Friday. Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.8-percent increase.

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