The US dollar is rising against the euro and the pound, and is stable against the Japanese yen. The ICE dollar index is holding near a 4-month high amid strong demand for safe haven assets amid continuing concerns about the impact of rising new coronavirus infections on the global economic recovery, Trading Economics writes. The focus of traders this week is the meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), the results of which will be announced on Thursday. The Australian currency is at its lowest since late November 2020 amid a strengthening US dollar and a risk aversion amid worries over the rapid spread of a new strain of coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested that the country will need to impose severe restrictions this winter, while noting that to stop lockdowns, it is necessary to vaccinate 65-70% of the country’s population. As of 9:22 am Moscow time, the euro fell against the dollar by 0.15% – to $ 1.1763 compared to $ 1.1781 at the close of the previous session. The American currency rate against the yen is 109.84 yen against 109.85 yen the day before. The pound rate against the dollar fell by 0.23% – to $ 1.3597 from $ 1.3628 the day before. The Australian dollar fell 0.49% to $ 0.7294 from $ 0.7330. The index calculated by ICE, which tracks the dynamics of the dollar against six currencies (euro, Swiss franc, yen, Canadian dollar, pound sterling and Swedish krona), adds 0.09% during trading, while the broader WSJ Dollar Index – 0.13%. Source: FINMARKET.RU