Euro rises to 6-week high, dollar index at 1-month low

LONDON Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:10pm IST

Kishore Pandey, 82, lies on a bed as his daughter, Usha Tiwari, holds him and a priest stands by them (L) at Mukti Bhavan (Salvation House) in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Waiting to die at Salvation House

The city of Varanasi is Hinduism's holiest city and many Hindus believe that dying there and having their remains scattered in the Ganges allows their soul to escape a cycle of death and rebirth.  Slideshow 

LONDON Dec 3 (Reuters) - The euro rose to a six-week high against the dollar on Monday as investors unwound short bets on falling peripheral euro zone bond yields and on signs Germany may be open to a Greek debt write-down.

The euro's gains drove the dollar index to a one-month low of 79.918, down 0.3 percent on the day.

The euro rose to $1.3049 on trading platform EBS with offers cited above $1.3050/60.

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