01 Feb '11, 11pm

US dollar sinks to three-month euro low

NEW YORK: The US dollar slid on Tuesday against other major currencies, hitting a three-month low against the euro, as surprisingly strong US manufacturing data encouraged risk-taking. The common European currency was trading at $1.3831 around 2200 GMT, up sharply from $1.3686 at the same time Monday in New York. That was the euro's highest peak against the greenback since November 11. The dollar fell to a one-month low against the Japanese currency, at 81.33 yen, down from 82.04 yen on Monday. "The US dollar was slammed as risk was put back on following more positive manufacturing data - this time out of the US," Forex.com analysts said in a client note. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday its purchasing managers index rose to its highest level since 2004. The jump was much stronger than anticipated and marked an 18th straight month of expansion. "This indica...

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