If it was prank, they didn’t find it funny: a dummy $20 bill showed up in the stack of cash retrieved by a customer from an automated teller machine on Monday.
The dollar held gains against the yen on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump's tax plan offered no fresh surprises, slowing the greenback's rally, while the market awaited the European Central Bank's upcoming monetary policy decision.
Higher industrial output and a solid foreign trade surplus contributed to an acceleration of the German economy in the first quarter, offsetting fears of political turmoil in the Eurozone, stemming from the anti-EU sentiment in France and Italy.
The dollar caught its breath in Asian trading on Thursday, holding above lows hit earlier this week as investors anxiously awaited this weekend's first round of presidential voting in France.
The gold market resumed stability shortly after a quick increase on March 16 after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its interest rates, while the US dollar lost in value compared to other major currencies, which experts described as going against common rule.
The euro vaulted to five-month peaks in choppy Asian trading on Monday after the market's favored candidate won through the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of a Brexit-like shock and sparking a mass unwinding of safe-haven trades.
The dollar fell in Asian trading on Tuesday, as concerns over tensions with North Korea and Syria weighed on U.S. Treasury yields and offset expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes.
Asian stocks were slightly weaker early on Monday, following Wall Street's declines and the G20's decision to drop a pledge to avoid trade protectionism, while the Federal Reserve's seemingly dovish stance last week continued to drag the dollar lower.