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Dollar index rises to two-month high, euro extends falls
November 9, 2012 / 1:12 PM / in 5 years

Dollar index rises to two-month high, euro extends falls

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The dollar index rose a two-month high as the euro extended losses on Friday with the U.S. currency also bolstered by safe-haven inflows as riskier assets like stocks took a knock.

The dollar’s move higher helped it to gain to a three-month high against the Canadian dollar.

The index which measures the dollar’s performance against a basket of major currencies, rose 0.3 percent to 81.086 its highest level since early September.

The euro fell past reported option barrier at $1.2700 to hit a fresh two-month low of $1.2691. The euro also hit a two-month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc of 1.2053 francs.

The commdity-linked Canadian dollar fell to a three-month low against the safe-haven U.S. dollar. The dollar rose to C$1.0027, its highest level since early August.

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