A recovery in stock markets helped the dollar gain ground against Europe's current safe havens of choice, the euro and the Swiss franc.
The dollar tumbled to a near five-month low against the yen and a 2-1/2-week trough versus the euro on Friday.
The dollar rose on Thursday, bolstered by gains in the U.S. stock market and a rebound in oil prices.
Jacob Nell, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses how the Bank of England's decision to hold rates affects the value of sterling.
Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at RBC Capital Markets, explains why “material changes” from the Bank of England are more likely to happen in February, when the inflation report is due.
The Bank of England (BoE) is meeting for its first monetary policy meeting of 2016 on Thursday, but analysts expect a dovish stance.
Geoffrey Yu, investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management, says he thinks the U.K. central bank will not move rates until May and says Carney may lean against dovish tailwinds coming from the U.S. and Europe.
The euro regained its footing against the U.S. dollar as risk appetite soured anew late in the afternoon.
The dollar rose for a third straight session as gains on Wall Street and calmer financial markets enhanced risk appetite.
The low-yielding euro fell for a second session, as steadier global stock markets prompted investors to seek other currencies.
The dollar climbed Friday on measures taken by China to ease this week's market turmoil and a hefty rise in U.S. jobs in December.
It hit a one-month low of $1.0709 two days ago.
The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after the release of the FOMC minutes from its December meeting.
The yen rose on Tuesday as traders sought safety in the low-risk currency on anxiety about sluggish global growth.
The Japanese yen rose broadly, as financial market turbulence sent traders scrambling for the traditional low-risk currency.
The dollar ended 2015 with a more than 9 percent annual gain against a basket of currencies on Thursday.
The U.S. dollar rallied against commodity currencies such as the Norwegian crown and Russian ruble on Wednesday.
The U.S. dollar gained against the euro on Tuesday after greater risk appetite hurt demand for the shared currency.
The U.S. dollar held near a more than one-week low against a basket of major currencies on Monday.
The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday, putting it on track for its steepest monthly loss since April.