The U.S. dollar was mostly lower against other major currencies in European trading Thursday morning. Gold fell.
The euro traded at US$1.3341, up from US$1.3322 late Wednesday in New York.
Other dollar rates:
_117.45 Japanese yen, up from 116.88
_1.2142 Swiss francs, down from 1.2154
_1.1586 Canadian dollars, down from 1.1587
The British pound traded at US$1.9637, up from US$1.9619.
Gold traded in London at US$664.90 per troy ounce, down from US$666.20 late Wednesday.
In Zurich, gold traded at US $663.00, down from US$665.00.
Gold fell 40 cents in Hong Kong to US$665.40.
Silver opened in London at US$13.28 per troy ounce, down from US$13.37.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE