The dollar was range-bound in illiquid Asian trade as currencies tread water ahead of the global central bankers' gathering in Jackson Hole.
Investors focused on a gathering of central bankers for clues on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates again.
Investors shifted their focus away from hawkish remarks on interest rates by Fed officials and towards Friday's Jackson Hole meeting.
The dollar rose after comments from Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer prompted bets on an interest rate hike.
The dollar was weighed down by investors' lack of belief in the chances of a rise in U.S. interest rates this year.
The dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday.
After the release of the minutes, the U.S. dollar hit a session low against the yen while the euro touched a session high against the dollar.
The dollar hit its lowest in seven weeks on Tuesday, dipping below 100 yen for the first time since June.
The dollar was softer, pegged back by sluggish U.S. data that tempered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
The dollar held lower at the end of a week dominated by flows into higher-risk currency plays like the Australian and Canadian dollars.
LONDON, Aug 12- The dollar held steady at the end of a week dominated by flows into higher-risk currency plays like the Australian and Canadian dollars on Friday, helped by a call for a rise in U.S. interest rates by San Francisco Federal Reserve chief John Williams. The Canadian dollar is up the most since April and Norway's crown has seen its best performance...
The New Zealand dollar surged after its central bank made a smaller interest rate cut than some had expected.
*C$ touches its strongest since July 19 at C $1.2990. The Canadian dollar ended at C $1.3064 to the greenback, or 76.55 U.S. cents, stronger than Tuesday's close of C $1.3123, or 76.20 U.S. cents. The currency's weakest level of the session was C $1.3122, while it touched its strongest since July 19 at C $1.2990.
The U.S. dollar fell broadly on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury yields fell and investors waited on a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Sterling fell against the dollar after the Bank of England hinted at further easing.
This comes ahead of a week of data likely to feed the debate on the chances of a rise in U.S. interest rates this year.
The U.S. dollar reversed losses to trade about a third of a percent higher Friday after the headline figure on the July employment report topped expectations.
Sterling saw its biggest falls since the aftermath of June's Brexit vote.
The dollar gained as ADP jobs data revealed new U.S. private sector jobs, suggesting an improving labor market.
The euro rose above $1.12 for the first time in more than a month, while the yen hit its strongest in three weeks.