Asian stocks opened in positive after U.S. hiring data bolstered optimism about economic growth in the world’s largest economy.
The US dollar maintained its gains on Monday following a strong climb on Friday after data showed U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 209,000 jobs last month, and June's employment gain was revised higher.
AUD/USD was marginally up after having trimmed some of its losses following a drop of about 0.7 percent last week against the broadly higher dollar.
GBP/USD little changed at $1.3055. Friday's dollar surge deepened losses for sterling, which was already on the back foot after the Bank of England kept rates unchanged on Thursday and delivered a dovish message.
NZD/USD was held in check by some AUD/NZD buying (small, but enough), keeping below 0.7415 for much of the session and straddling the figure.
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