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Currencies: Dollar pulls back slightly, even as yen falls on BOJ decision

The U.S. dollar edged lower on Friday, paring some of the strong gains it made after the Federal Reserve’s rate increase earlier this week, though it gained ground against the yen after Japan’s central bank left its ultra-easy monetary stance in place.

The widely watched ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, -0.27% which tracks the buck against a basket of six rivals, stood at 97.15, compared with 97.484 in late North American trade on Thursday. The index is poised for a decline of 0.1% on the week.

The WSJ Dollar Index BUXX, -0.28% a measure of the greenback against 16 major currencies, slipped to 88.37 on Friday from 88.65 late Thursday, a drop of 0.3%.

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