Currencies: Dollar moves higher as investors watch for more Fed talk

The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro during Asia trade on Tuesday, amid a lack of fresh trading cues to give clear direction to the greenback.

The U.S. dollar USDJPY, +0.43% recently traded at ¥102.11, higher than ¥101.91 late Monday in New York. The euro EURUSD, -0.1698% was changing hands at $1.1173 midday from $1.1189.

The WSJ Dollar Index BUXX, +0.23% , a measure of the dollar against a basket of major currencies, was up 0.12% at 86.64.

The greenback hit an intraday high of ¥102.25 in mid-morning trade after digesting a mixture of flows related to Japanese corporate and institutional players’ commercial trade settlement at the end of the month.

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