central banks believe that inflation is falling

SINGAPORE, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The euro and the British pound lost against the dollar on Friday as investors saw dovish comments from officials from the European Central Bank and the Bank of England that inflationary pressures in their economies were more manageable.

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies approached 101.804 at 08:37 Moscow time.

The euro fell 0.11% to $1.0898, while sterling was unchanged at $1.2217 after hitting $1.2206, its lowest level in two weeks.

The Japanese yen rose 0.12% against the dollar to 128.5.

The Australian lost 0.14% to $0.7066, while the New Zealand dollar was at $0.6478.

The yuan fell 0.25% to 6.7455 in the continental market and 0.16% to 6.7492 offshore.

The Turkish lira fell 0.1% to 18.81 to the dollar.

Bitcoin gained 0.17% to $23,539 while Ethereum was stable at $1,644.4.

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