Currencies: Dollar remains soft after Fed minutes as investors await June jobs data

The U.S. dollar maintained a mixed performance versus major rivals, leaving a closely followed index in negative territory, after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s June meeting showed policy makers fretting over intensifying trade disputes but not inclined to put planned rate increases on pause.

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Earlier, news reports that the U.S. had proposed zero tariffs on auto imports and exports between the U.S. and the European Union sparked gains for equities and other assets viewed as risky, allowing the buck to recover ground versus the Japanese yen, which is traditionally viewed as a haven, while serving to lift the euro, analysts said.

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