NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trading on Monday as risk-off mood returned to the market, boosting appetite for the save-haven currency.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, climbed 0.79 percent at 93.6581.
In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1754 U.S. dollars from 1.1853 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to 1.2795 dollars from 1.2924 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to 0.7206 U.S. dollar from 0.7299 dollar.
The U.S. dollar bought 104.78 Japanese yen, higher than 104.55 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar rose to 0.9152 Swiss franc from 0.9101 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.3318 Canadian dollars from 1.3192 Canadian dollars.