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Forex pairs in this Article » EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY (Córdoba) - The dollar traded a touch softer versus major competitors in holiday-thinned markets Monday after limited progress on US debt impasse over the weekend.

The dollar weakened slightly as shutdown enters its third week and the deadline for the debt ceiling looms. The EUR/USD was little changed around 1.3560, while GBP/USD continued to consolidate just below the 1.600 mark. The USD/JPY was a tad lower around 98.20, although well within familiar ranges.

Currencies linked to commodities advanced modestly against the greenback, with AUD/USD stalling just ahead of 0.9500 and USD/CAD sliding to the 1.0350 zone.

There are no major events expected. Bond market will remain closed due to Columbus Day in the US; Canadian markets are closed for Thanksgiving.

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