The dollar exchange rate is rising throughout the day
The [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/11425/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B1 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A]US dollar[/url] rose against major currencies on Thursday, with gains in risky assets and ahead of economic data releases.
By 8:00 am GMT the [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/11425/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B1 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A]US dollar was[/url] up against the euro by 0.07% to $ 1.1384, and the yen gained 0.3% to 108.77 yen.
The greenback was up 0.2% at $ 1.2856 and the Swiss franc was up 0.1% at 0.9914 francs.
At the level of the major dollar index, which measures the performance of the currency against 6 major currencies, increased by 0.1% to 96.171.
US stocks also gained at the close of trading yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.9% to 24,279.9 points.
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book report confirmed yesterday that it notes the continued narrowing of the labor market across the country "as companies struggle to find qualified workers and wages are picking up moderately."
Separately, the US government's partial closure on its 27th day was the longest ever in US history.
JPMorgan warned that continued government closures could reduce US growth to zero in the first quarter of 2019.
The data from the Philadelphia Industrial Production Index and US jobless claims will be announced later in the day .
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