The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The Shared currency climbed to $1.1830 in the lead up to the much-awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium on Thursday.
The Pound Sterling racked up to $1.3200, shrugging off sinking hopes of progress on Brexit talks after Germany reportedly scrapped plans to continue negotiations, citing a lack of recent progress, according to UK media report.
The Japanese Yen gained to 106.00/dlr despite dovish comments from the Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki, saying that the central bank must be mindful demerits of prolonged, low-interest-rate environment accumulating, which could affect Japan's financial system stability.
The Australian dollar extended gains to $0.7232 as domestic economic data proved to be not as dire as first feared.
South Africa's rand weakened to 16.89 against the greenback after South African's data showed consumer price inflation rose in July but not by enough to dampen expectations of further monetary policy easing.
The Dollar-rupee idled at 40.20(Selling) on the local market, unaffected by the intervention from the Bank of Mauritius on Tuesday.
16:30 - USD - GDP (QoQ) (Q2)
16:30 - USD - Initial Jobless Claims
17:10 - USD - Fed Chair Powell Speaks
18:00 - USD - Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Sales)