Dollar holds near two-week high, U.S. jobs data eyed for Fed clues

 Dollar holds near two-week high, U.S. jobs data eyed for Fed clues

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar hovered below a two-week high on Thursday, consolidating ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that may provide clues on when the Federal Reserve will dial back monetary stimulus.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar banknote is seen in this picture illustration taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The greenback has rebounded from a one-month low over the past week, swung by U.S. economic data that has largely supported the case for a rapid recovery from the pandemic, with traders weighing whether a lift in inflation may force the Fed’s hand earlier than policymakers have so far suggested.

The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency against six major peers, was little changed at 91.316 on Thursday, after rising as high as 91.436 in the previous session for the first time since April 19. It had dipped as low as 90.422 on April 29.

“The USD is likely to continue to respond to the debate about whether or…

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