The dollar was stable in choppy trade on Friday on the eve of a weekend meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents that might lead to a relief in the Sino-U.S. trade war, which would support emerging market currencies.
The dollar index .DXY stayed at 96.72 in Asian trade.
The greenback slipped 0.07 percent against the yen, which traded at 113.41.
The euro was firm at $1.1390, having surged in the last two sessions as the dollar weakened on Powell’s comments on rate hikes.
The pound sank 0.1 percent to $1.2779 as political risks persisted.
The Aussie skidded 0.08 percent to $0.7315 on the sluggish Chinese PMI numbers.