The US dollar has weakened against the majors driven by a threat of temporal closure of the government on coming weekend.
The decline was caused by the failure of the US officials to agree on the Federal budget.
For reference, earlier American currency felt pressure from the expectations that the global economic growth would exceed US rates and force central banks of other countries to tighten monetary policy earlier.
In the first half of Friday, the US Dollar index reached 90.05 (0.28% down), which is just a step away from the 3-year bottom of 89.97.
The euro-to-US dollar exchange rate went up 0.33% to 1.2276. At the same time, GBP-USD remained almost unmoved at 1.3910 (0.09% up).
JPY and CHF progressed against the US dollar. As a result, USD-JPY dropped 0.45% to 110.59 and USD-CHF – 0.33% to 0.9556.
Australian dollar posted gains vs US counterpart: AUD-USD added 0.30% coming to 0.8024. Slight changes were recorded in NZD-USD, with the rate staying at 0.7306 (0.10% up).
USD-CAD stayed almost unmoved at 1.2414 (0.06% down).