The dollar stepped back from a 11-year peak against a basket of currencies after soft spending data and some disappointing earnings cast doubts about the underlying optimism on the U.S. economic outlook.
Investors took profits from recent gains in the U.S. currency ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy announcement later in the day, which they think could show a more dovish bias due to the recent plunge in oil prices.
The dollar index posted its biggest fall since early October on Tuesday and slid to 94.010, off a 11-year high of 95.481 hit on Friday. Against the yen, the U.S. currency was little changed at 117.87 yen, but off last week’s high of 118.80.
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