The dollar sustained its recent advance versus the euro on Wednesday, holding near an 8-month peak on a day bereft of first-tier economic news.
Geopolitical issues have put a premium on the safe haven dollar and yen this week, even as global equities continued to rise.
The dollar touched $1.3460 versus the euro, having hit its highest since November in the previous session.
There was little reaction to comments from central banks in Europe.
The Bank of Spain on Wednesday boosted its growth projections for Spain this year and the next after the economy grew at a faster rate in the second quarter.
The Bank of Spain boosted its growth projections for Spain this year and the next after the economy grew at a faster rate in the second quarter.
The buck improved t $1.7030 versus the sterling despite rate hike chatter from the U.K.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that interest rate will have to start rising to maintain price stability as the economy normalizes.
The dollar/yen pair was unchanged at 101.50, having barely budged in months.
The Australian dollar rose sharply against the greenback, boosted by a higher-than-expected reading on Aussie inflation in June.