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Forex - Aussie jumps in Asia on AIG construction, ANZ job ads

Aussie jumps on ANZ jobs, AIG construction - The Aussie jumped in Asian trade on Monday as surveys on construction and jobs lifting sentiment with no other major regional data slated.

In Australia the AIG construction index surprisingly jumped to 53.8 into expansion in August from a previous reading of 47.1 in contraction, and ANZ job ads also jumped in Australia, up 1% month-on-month for August from a 0.4% decline in July.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was quoted down 0.4% at 96.22. Markets in the U.S. and Canada are closed for Labor Day.

Last week, the dollar turned broadly...