The euro held steady below a three-week high against the dollar on Friday, as investors awaited this weekend’s first round of voting in France’s presidential election.
The euro was flat at $1.0718, after having risen to as high as $1.0778 on Thursday, its strongest since late March.
Security concerns have taken center stage in the run up to Sunday’s vote. A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
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