The U.S. dollar was little changed on Friday in Asia as traders remained cautious ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls data due later in the day.
The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies was up 0.04% to 96.373 by 1:51 AM ET (05:51 GMT). Trading volumes were light as U.S. financial markets were closed for a public holiday.
Non-farm payrolls are expected to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May.
On the Sino-U.S. trade front, U.S. and Chinese officials are “on the phone,” U.S. chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “They will be on the phone this coming week. And they will be scheduling face-to-face meetings. Lots of communications.”
The AUD/USD pair inched up 0.1% to $0.7021 after climbing to a two-month high of $0.7048 the previous day.
The Aussie dollar has advanced about 1.4% against its U.S. counterpart this week.
The USD/JPY pair also inched up 0.1% to 107.88.
The USD/CNY pair was little changed at 6.8744.