The dollar fell against the yen after a report from the Sankei newspaper that Bank of Japan policymakers are divided ahead of the central bank's next meeting.
Singapore's economic outlook for next year has been pared, according to an official survey of forecasters.
The dollar fell on Tuesday after the release of a report on U.S. economic data that showed its worst reading since February 2010.
This came after the head of the BOJ disappointed investors who had expected a clear signal that monetary policy would be eased.
The dollar fell on Friday after the jobs data disappointed.
Sterling jumped 1 percent against the dollar and hit a one-month high against the euro on Thursday.
This came as investors reversed bets made against the greenback on speculation that the Fed would not hike interest rates anytime soon.
The dollar hovering near a two-week high against a basket of currencies with investors focused on the next set of U.S. data.
The dollar rose after senior Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise soon.
The newly resurgent dollar pressured Asian currencies as markets revived bets that the Fed could possibly raise interest rates as soon as next month.
The dollar inched up on Friday as investors digested a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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.
Singapore's exports in July tumbled more than expected as sales to China and the United States fell, leaving the trade-reliant economy struggling.
The dollar hit its lowest in seven weeks on Tuesday, dipping below 100 yen for the first time since June.