Agence France-PresseMay 1, 2013 18:15
The euro moved higher against the dollar for the fourth straight session Wednesday ahead of the policy meeting of the European Central Bank, widely expected to result in an interest rate cut.
Poor data on the manufacturing sector and job creation in the United States, coupled with a tepid view of the economy from the Federal Reserve, also put downward pressure on the greenback.
At 2100 GMT the euro was at $1.3180, compared to $1.3165 late Tuesday. During the day the currency hit a nine-week high of $1.3243.