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The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies, but remained supported by Friday's U.S. labour market data. The economy in the U.S. added 248,000 jobs in September, exceeding expectations for 216,000 jobs, after 180,000 jobs in August.
The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in September from 6.1% in August. That was the lowest level since July 2008.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar despite the weak economic data from the Eurozone. German factory orders declined 5.7% in August, beating expectations for a 2.4% decrease, after a 4.9% gain in July. July's figure was revised up from a 4.6% rise. That was the largest drop since 2009.
The Sentix investor confidence index for the Eurozone dropped to -13.7 in October from -9.8 in September. Analysts had expected the index to decline to -11.3.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic data from the U.K.
The Canadian dollar increased against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected Ivey purchasing managers' index for Canada. The Ivey purchasing managers' index climbed to 58.6 in September from 50.9 in August, exceeding expectations for a rise to 53.4.
The New Zealand dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from New Zealand.
The Australian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. In the overnight trading, the Aussie rose against the greenback.
ANZ job advertisements increased 0.9% in September, after a 1.6% gain in August. August's figure was revised up from a 1.5% rise.
The Japanese yen traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports were released in Japan.
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