Dollar near 1-mth high vs euro before US jobs

Forbes – The dollar edged up towards a one-month high against the euro on Friday before monthly U.S. jobs data later in the day, with investors viewing the report as a key hurdle for whether the U.S. currency can sustain its rebound.

A mixed bag of U.S. data released the previous day showing the economy expanding less than expected in the second quarter, a spike in jobless claims but a pick-up in Midwest business activity did not prove decisive for the dollar. [ID:nN31399964]

Investors are still looking for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later in the year, just as mounting signs of economic slowdown from the euro zone to Australia have started to take a toll on other major currencies.

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