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The Shared currency rose to $1.2038 on U.S dollar weakness and ahead of German industrial output later in the European session.
The Cable extended gains to $1.3730 as disappointing U.S. jobs data caused some investors to scale back bets on a rebound in the greenback.
The Japanese Yen ticked up to 105.48 against the greenback after the US-based Fitch Ratings affirmed Japan’s sovereign credit rating at 'A' while maintaining a Negative outlook.
The Aussie dollar recovered to $0.7675 as optimism about a global economic recovery and a weak U.S. dollar supported the risk-sensitive Australian dollar.
South Africa's rand firmed at 14.85 versus the greenback boosted by signs of a smaller fiscal deficit and faster procurement of COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the budget speech later in the month.
The dollar-rupee stayed put at 40.20(selling) on the local market.
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