The U.S. dollar was gaining 1.1% against the franc at CHF 0.92869 and 1.3% against the Japanese currency at 84.227 yen.
>> Dollar Glimmers on Employment Data
The greenback was also gaining against the Norwegian krone, up 0.1% to NOK 5.54008, which had outpaced the dollar on Thursday on expectations of interest rate hikes, strong retail sales numbers and a rebound in oil prices.
>> Norwegian Krone Sparkles With Oil
Oil stocks were advancing in morning trading as light sweet crude oil for May delivery fell 0.1% to $106.58 a barrel.
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