US dollar rises

New York, March 23 (IANS) The US dollar increased against the euro and sterling as investors assessed the impacts of explosions in Brussels that left at least 34 dead.

In late New York trading on Tuesday, the euro fell to $1.1212 from $1.1248 of the previous session, and the British pound dropped to $1.4201 from $1.4396, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Australian dollar went up to $0.7615 from $0.7595.

The dollar bought 112.41 Japanese yen, higher than 111.86 yen of the previous session. The dollar increased to 0.9730 Swiss francs from 0.9697 Swiss francs, and it inched down to 1.3047 Canadian dollars from 1.3067 Canadian dollars.

European currencies including the euro, sterling and Swiss francs, weakened against the greenback following the Brussels attacks. The sterling slipped more than 1.1 percent against the US dollar during the session on Tuesday.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.42 percent at 95.691 in late trading.

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