March 4, 2019 / 4:25 PM / 16 days ago

Dollar index holds gains after construction spending falls

FILE PHOTO: A packet of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln five-dollar bill currency is inspected at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar on Monday held its earlier gains against a basket of currencies even as government data showed domestic construction spending unexpectedly fell in December, supporting the view the U.S. economy was losing momentum in late 2018.

At 10:05 (1505 GMT), the ICE index that tracks the greenback versus the euro, yen, sterling and three other currencies was up 0.18 percent at 96.701.

Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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