The dollar gained on Wednesday after U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July.
The U.S. dollar index soared to its highest level in almost three weeks to 93.824 .DXY.
The euro slipped to $1.1740.
The yen sank to 110.64 per dollar.
Sterling traded at $1.2863, having slumped 1.1 percent on Tuesday.