NEW YORK, June 6 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar appreciated in late trading on Monday amid a momentum in U.S. treasury yields.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.29 percent to 102.4370.
In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.0694 U.S. dollars from 1.0724 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was up to 1.2535 U.S. dollars from 1.2502 dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.7194 U.S. dollars from 0.7214 U.S. dollars.
The U.S. dollar bought 131.98 Japanese yen, higher than 130.83 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar rose to 0.9711 Swiss franc from 0.9624 Swiss franc, and it fell to 1.2576 Canadian dollars from 1.2584 Canadian dollars.
The above market moves came as U.S. treasury yields climbed. The yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year treasury rose to 3.042 percent on Monday afternoon, and the yield on the 30-year treasury note also advanced. A rising yield is dollar bullish, while a falling yield is dollar bearish.