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The U.S. dollar traded mixed to lower against the most major currencies in the absence of any economic reports in the U.S. Friday's release of disappointing U.S. labour market data still weighed on the greenback. The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, missing expectations for a growth of 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate in the U.S. increased to 6.2% in July from 6.1% in June.
The euro traded slightly lower against the U.S. dollar after economic data from the Eurozone. The number of unemployed people in Spain fell by 29,800 in July, after a drop by 122,700 in June.
Sentix investor confidence in the Eurozone declined to 2.7 in August from 10.1 in July, missing forecasts of the decrease to 9.5.
Producer price index in the Eurozone climbed 0.1% in June, after a 0.1% fall in May. On a yearly basis, Eurozone's producer price index decreased 0.8% in June, after a 1.0% decline in May.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the construction purchasing managers' index in the UK. Construction purchasing managers' index in the UK fell to 62.4 in July from 62.6 in June.
The Swiss franc traded little changed after the better-than-expected manufacturing purchasing managers' index. The Swiss manufacturing purchasing managers' index increased to 54.3 in July from 54.0 in June, beating expectations for a decline to 52.8.
The New Zealand dollar rose against the U.S dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in New Zealand.
The Australian dollar increased against the U.S. dollar due to the better-than-expected retails sales in Australia. Retail sales in Australia climbed 0.6% in June, after a 0.3% fall in May. May's figure was revised up from a 0.5% decrease.
ANZ job advertisements in Australia increased 0.3% in July, after a 4.4% rise in May. May's figure was revised up from a 4.3% gain.
Australia's TD-MI monthly inflation gauge rose 0.2% in July, after 0.0% in June.
The Japanese yen traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Japan's monetary base was up to 42.7% in July from 42.6% in June.
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