The safe harbor yen dipped and the Australian dollar extended its rise on Friday as an evident easing tension in the U.S.-China trade dispute improved investors' sentiment.
Versus the Japanese yen, the greenback inched up 0.3 percent to 113.03 yen, reversing the previous session’s declines.
The Australian dollar surged 0.5 percent to $0.7242, extending its rally from the previous session. The Aussie, which depends on state of Chinese economy, had soared 1.8 percent on Thursday on signs of a possible trade deal between U.S. and China.
The pound was firm at $1.2998 and after jumping 1.8 percent on Thursday, its largest one-day rise since April 2017.
The euro added up 0.05 percent to $1.1414 after rising 0.9 percent on Thursday on the dollar’s decline. The common currency had plunged a 2-1/2-month low of $1.1302 on Wednesday.
China’s yuan advanced near 0.2 percent to a three-week peak of 6.8970 in offshore trade after climbing 0.8 percent in the previous session.