NEW YORK, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar ended lower against euro on Thursday amid European Central Bank (ECB)'s latest policy decision.
The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday decided to keep key interest rates unchanged.
The interest rate on the main refinancing operations will remain at 0.00 percent, and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.25 percent and minus 0.40 percent respectively.
The greenback declined nearly 0.4 percent against the sharing currency during the session after the announcement. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.17 percent at 101.900 in late trading.
On the economic front, in the week ending March 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 243,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 223,000, the U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday.
In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.0590 dollars from 1.0546 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound climbed to 1.2185 dollars from 1.2164 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.7506 U.S. dollar from 0.7533 U.S. dollar.
The U.S. dollar bought 114.79 Japanese yen, higher than 114.38 yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar fell to 1.0094 Swiss francs from 1.0147 Swiss francs, and it edged up to 1.3510 Canadian dollars from 1.3495 Canadian dollars. Enditem