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The dollar turns up as sentiment is affected by the virus

The search for safety in the dollar and yen dominated on Monday, bringing the dollar near its strongest levels in months, as investor confidence in growth was shaken by the spread of the mutated delta strain of the Corona virus, and many worried about the resumption of activities in England.
The risk-sensitive Australian dollar came under the most pressure among the major currencies in the Asian session, falling to a seven-month low of $0.7373 and slipping for the fifth day in a row against the yen, hitting a five-month low.
The yen was last up 0.1 percent at 109.25 per dollar and was close to its strongest since April at 129.78 per euro.
The euro remained at $1.1805, close to a three-month low hit last week at $1.1772.
The dollar index rose slightly to 92.717, bringing it very close to last week’s three-month high of 92.832.
The Canadian dollar fell to its lowest level since April, and crossed its 200-day average as oil prices fell.
The British pound hit $1.3754, its lowest level in more than a week.
Cryptocurrencies stabilized during the Asian trading session, but remained stuck at just over strong support levels. Bitcoin settled in the latest trading at 31,702 dollars, and after that it settled at 1897 dollars

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