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The single currency ticked higher to $1.1833, despite the brunt of worries about fresh coronavirus lockdowns and the German Ifo business climate index fell by more than expected and for the first time in six months in October.
The cable surged to $1.3040 as an extension to Brexit talks gave the FX market some cause for optimism about a deal being reached before the Dec. 31 deadline.
The Japanese yen rallied from 105.05 to 104.69, amid market is waiting for any news to emerge from a meeting of China's Communist Party leaders to set the next five-year plan while keeping a wary eye on the potential fallout from U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.
The Aussie sidelined around $0.7138, shrugging off RBA’s Debelle comments that the economy had recorded positive GDP growth in the third quarter.
South Africa's rand strengthened to 16.16 against the U.S dollar ahead of a budget speech in which the finance minister is expected to detail the impact of COVID-19 on an economy that was in recession and heavily in debt before the pandemic struck.
The dollar-rupee inched higher by 5 cents to 40.30(selling) on the local market.
16:30 - USD - Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM)(Sep)
18:00 - USD - CB Consumer Confidence (Oct)