The dollar remained under pressure versus European rivals and turned lower against the yen on Friday, as traders turned to the Japanese currency as a safe haven.
Anxiety over the Ukraine-Russia crisis and slumping equities has driven skittish investors into gold and the yen this week.
Traders paid little attention to some U.S. economic data, including a report from the Labor Department showing an unexpected drop in producer prices in February.
The dollar stayed near $1.3950 versus the euro, right around this week’s 2 1/2-year lows.
There was little movement versus the sterling, with the pair holding at $1.6630.
The buck dropped to Y101.40 versus the yen, having started the week above Y103.
In economic news, the Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand edged down by 0.1 percent in February after rising by 0.2 percent in January.
The modest decrease by the index came as a surprise to economists, who had expected prices to creep up by another 0.2 percent.
Reuters and the University of Michigan released a separate report showing an unexpected deterioration in consumer sentiment in March.
The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for March came in at 79.9 compared to the final February reading of 81.6. Economists had expected the index to inch up to a reading of 81.8.
Germany’s harmonized consumer price inflation slowed as initially estimated in February, final data published by Destatis showed.
The U.K. visible trade deficit widened more than expected in January due to a fall in exports amid rising imports. The visible trade shortfall increased to 9.8 billion pounds from 7.7 billion pounds in December.