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Greenback soars before American jobs data

On Friday, the evergreen buck clawed back some ground against its major counterparts ahead of the American non-farm payrolls report later in the day, though remained captive to jitters as for a tightening American presidential election race.

The dollar index soared 0.1%, hitting 97.244, drifting away from a three-week minimum of 97.041 observed overnight.

The previous week, the index had reached a nine-month peak above 99.00 on enhanced prospects of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates later this year.

The greenback rose 0.1%, trading at 103.080 yen , having tacked on from a one-month minimum of 102.55 reached overnight.

It has descended 1.6% this week from 105.00 as surveys revealed Trump was closing the gap with Clinton and even pulling moderately ahead in a few states.

However, it was on track to sink just 1.2% this week because Democrat Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump in the surveys has dwindled following the re-emergence of a controversy as for her private email server.


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