Dollar finds footing as traders await inflation data

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U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo

SINGAPORE, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The dollar began a week full of big economic data on a firm footing, with investors wary of the Federal Reserve beginning its exit from super-supportive policy even as cases of the coronavirus surge.

The greenback closed out its best week in three weeks on Friday, gaining about 0.6% on the euro as it benefited both from safety flows and the policy outlook lifting yields on U.S. Treasuries.

It maintained gains early in the Asia session to hold the common currency at $1.1810. It was also steady at 109.91 Japanese yen , while its strength has for now stymied rallies in the Australian and New Zealand dollars.

In morning trade, the Aussie was marginally firmer at $0.7362, but it has struggled to stay above $0.74. The kiwi was marginally weaker at $0.7115 but has likewise battled to break out of a…

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