FOREX-Dollar menuju kenaikan mingguan ketiga karena data penggajian tampak

    * Graphic: World FX rates
    * Focus shifts to U.S. nonfarm payrolls
    * Economic optimism, rising yields support dollar
    * Trading expected to be thin due to Easter holidays

    By Stanley White
    TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - The dollar steadied on Friday
ahead of data from the United States that is expected to show an
increase in job creation and a lower unemployment rate for
March, as the the world's largest economy maintains a steady
recovery from the pandemic.
    Sentiment for the dollar has improved in recent weeks, while
Treasury yields have spiked, as the Biden administration's
planned stimulus of over $2 trillion and a rapid COVID-19
vaccine roll out spurred economic optimism as well as inflation
    While trading is likely to be muted on Friday with many
financial markets shut for Easter holidays, analysts say the
dollar's ascent to multi-month highs is likely to continue as
more investors bet on economic recovery.
    "It's not just speculators that are betting on the dollar,"
said Yukio Ishizuki, foreign exchange strategist at Daiwa
Securities. "Asset managers are also cutting their shorts in
other currencies to make way for a dollar surge." 
    "As long as the economy improves and Treasury yields rise,
the dollar will too," the strategist added.
    The dollar last traded at 110.62 yen, not far from
its strongest level in a year. 
    Against the euro, the dollar was quoted at $1.1777,
near a five-month high.
    The greenback was steady at 0.9417 Swiss franc,
after losing 0.2% on Thursday.
    The British pound was little changed at $1.3843.
    U.S. nonfarm payrolls due later on Friday are forecast to
have jumped by 647,000 in March from a 379,000 in February. The
unemployment rate is expected to fall to 6.0% from 6.2%.
    The dollar index, a gauge of its value against six
major currencies, stood at 92.862, on course for its third
consecutive week of gains.
    Major currencies are not expected to move much on Friday
with financial markets closed in Australia, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Britain, Europe and the United States, analysts said.
    Elsewhere, the Australian dollar edged up to
$0.7629, after falling to a three-month low in the previous
    Across the Tasman Sea, the New Zealand dollar was
quoted at $0.7034.
    In the cryptocurrency market, bitcoin briefly
rose above $60,000 for the first time in two weeks but then
pared gains to trade up 1.49% at $59,601.
    Rival digital currency ether rose 1.39% to
    Currency bid prices at 0442 GMT
 Description      RIC         Last           U.S. Close  Pct Change     YTD Pct     High Bid    Low Bid
                                              Previous                   Change                 
 Euro/Dollar                  $1.1777        $1.1778     +0.00%         -3.60%      +1.1784     +1.1770
 Dollar/Yen                   110.6200       110.6100    +0.02%         +7.11%      +110.6650   +110.6300
 Euro/Yen                     130.28         130.23      +0.04%         +2.65%      +130.3100   +130.1700
 Dollar/Swiss                 0.9417         0.9416      +0.01%         +6.44%      +0.9423     +0.9415
 Sterling/Dollar              1.3843         1.3834      +0.08%         +1.34%      +1.3849     +1.3832
 Dollar/Canadian              1.2532         1.2553      -0.18%         -1.59%      +1.2548     +1.2530
 Aussie/Dollar                0.7629         0.7617      +0.18%         -0.81%      +0.7637     +0.7616
 NZ                           0.7034         0.7025      +0.16%         -2.02%      +0.7041     +0.7020
 Dollar/Dollar All spots
Tokyo spots
Europe spots 
Tokyo Forex market info from BOJ 

 (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Himani Sarkar & Simon

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