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Currencies: Dollar mostly gains, but falls vs. yen on haven demand

The dollar climbed against most of its rivals early Wednesday, but lost ground vs. the yen as geopolitical worries spurred buying in Japan’s haven currency.

Softer-than-expected economic reports from the eurozone and U.K. were helping to send traders toward the buck.

How are currencies performing?

The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.48% , which tracks the greenback against six rivals, rose to 93.867, up from 93.563 late Tuesday in New York.

Against the yen USDJPY, -0.74% , the dollar traded at ¥109.76, down from ¥110.90 late Tuesday.

The euro EURUSD, -0.5773% fell to $1.1733, down from $1.1780 Tuesday, while the British pound GBPUSD, -0.7594% slid to $1.3367 from $1.3432.

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