The dollar hit an 11-month high on the yen on Thursday as very impressive U.S. economic figures triggered Treasury yields to touch their top since May 2011.
The greenback jumped to its top so far this year on its Japanese peer at 114.55 before stalling at 114.40. It was now not far a major high from November 2017 at 114.735.
The U.S. dollar index .DXY rose to a six-week peak against a basket of major currencies and it was last trading up 0.34 percent at 96.086.
The euro was steady at $1.1481 after touching a six-week trough in Asian trading at $1.1463.
Sterling was firm at $1.2933 after a slump overnight to a 3-1/2-week weak point of $1.2925 while the Aussie continued to decline, sliding to a three-week low of $0.7091.
America’s 10-year yield climbed to 3.225 percent, having risen 12 basis points overnight. The leap in yields boosted financial stocks on Wednesday, sending a;; Wall Street's main indexes higher.