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Currencies: Dollar extends climb to kick off week, with partial government shutdown looming

The U.S. dollar looked to add to its winning streak, strengthening against rivals across the board, despite the chance of the renewed partial government shutdown looming in the background.

The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.17% rose 0.2% at 96.829, extending strong updraft last week that helped the gauge to mark its best weekly percentage jump, up 1.1%, since August.

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Meanwhile, another partial shutdown of the U.S. government is in the cards, after talks between Democrats and Republicans broke down over the weekend.

Among major currency pairs, the greenback was strongest against the Japanese yen USDJPY, +0.42% climbing 0.4% to ¥110.17.

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