The dollar edged lower versus most of its rivals on Wednesday, dragged down by a batch of negative factors including rising worries over a partial U.S. government shutdown and dispute between the U.S. President Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve.
The greenback inched up 0.1 percent against the yen to 110.43. The Aussie added 0.1 percent to touch $0.7043. The euro and sterling climbed 0.2 percent each, trading at $1.1415 and $1.2705, respectively.
The Canadian dollar changed hands at C$1.3609, not far off its weakest level in more than a year. The New Zealand dollar stayed at $0.6729, rising 0.06 percent against the buck.
The steep fall in U.S. 10-year treasury yields has affected the dollar’s performance against its major counterparts. U.S. 10 year paper is currently yielding 2.73 percent, having dropped from 3 percent in early December.