Forex – Dollar Slips Lower but U.S. Tax Hopes Support

Dollar loses ground but remains supported by tax overhaul hopes – The dollar slipped lower against other majors currencies on Monday, but remained supported by hopes a major U.S. tax overhaul will be passed before the Christmas holiday.

The greenback was lifted after Republicans on Friday on a sweeping tax overhaul bill.

They are confident Congress will now pass the tax bill this week, with a Senate vote planned as early as Tuesday.

The , which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was down 0.09% at 93.38 by 02:05 a.m. ET (06:05 GMT).

edged up 0.13% to 1.1763, while added 0.16% to 1.3344.

The euro found support after Germany’s Social Democrats with Chancellor Angela Merkel, providing a chance to end the country’s political deadlock. However, the talks are not expected to begin until January.

rose 0.10% to 112.71, while held steady at 0.9901.

Elsewhere, the Australian and New Zealand dollars were stronger, with up 0.21% at 0.7663 and with gaining 0.37% to trade at 0.7020.

Meanwhile, eased 0.09% to 1.2853.

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