The U.S. dollar traded mixed against major currencies in late New York trading on Wednesday as U.S. job and manufacturing data came in mixed, and investors concerns over European debt problems weighed on the euro.
ADP employment report showed that private-sector payrolls increased 91,000 in August, slightly below economists’ expectation of 100,000 increase. The figure helped to ease investors’ worries about the job market.
Chicago purchasing managers index slowed in August to 56.5 percent from 58.8 percent in July, suggesting that business activities were still weak.
The dollar index rose 0.26 percent to 74.14 on Wednesday.
The euro was lifted in early trading as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approved a draft legislation to revamp the euro-zone bailout fund, setting the stage for a crucial parliamentary vote next month.