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U.S. dollar climbs on Fed officials' remarks
Last Updated: 2017-03-21 09:48 | Xinhua
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The U.S. dollar ended higher against most major currencies on Monday as investors were digesting the latest remarks from Federal Reserve officials.

Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said on Monday that he can't rule out more than three rate-hikes this year.

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans also said on Monday that "If the growth outlook solidifies and I have more confidence that inflation is going up, three (rate-hikes) for the entire year is entirely reasonable."

"It could be three, it could be two, and it could be four if things really pick up," he added.

The hawkish words by Fed policymakers boosted the greenback on Monday. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.08 percent at 100.380 in late trading.

In late New York trading, the euro fell to 1.0736 dollars from 1.0752 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound declined to 1.2347 dollars from 1.2397 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar increased to 0.7733 U.S. dollar from 0.7713 U.S. dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 112.57 Japanese yen, lower than 112.62 yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar rose to 0.9985 Swiss franc from 0.9964 Swiss francs, and it edged up to 1.3356 Canadian dollars from 1.3332 Canadian dollars. Enditem

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