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The single currency jostled to $1.1895 as investors heralded Joe Biden's election as U.S. president by buying trade-exposed currencies on expectations that a calmer White House could boost world commerce and that monetary policy will remain easy.
The cable pierced to $1.3185, on broad dollar weakness as market awaits Bank of England Governor Bailey and chief economist Haldane speeches at 1035 GMT and 1400 GMT, where talk of negative rates is in focus.
The safe-haven yen vaulted to 103.18 per dollar as Prime Minister Suga expressed his interest on Monday to strengthen Japan-US alliance in the Indo-Pacific region with the newly-elected U.S President.
The Aussie surged to $0.7297 on improved risk appetite coupled with strong Chinese trade data over the weekend.
The South African rand soared to 15.53 against the greenback as investors foresee the split U.S. Congress under Democrat candidate Biden's leadership paving the way for additional Federal Reserve stimulus and easing of U.S.- China tensions.
The dollar-rupee stayed put at 40.35(selling) on the local market.
13:25 - EUR - ECB President Lagarde Speaks
14:35 - GBP - BoE Gov Bailey Speaks