The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after data showed U.S. consumer spending appeared to have regained its mojo in January, backing the possibility of the Federal Reserve continuing to raise interest rates this year.
The solid data on U.S. retail sales boosted the dollar against the Japanese yen, which had been the primary beneficiary of global growth fears that have persisted through much of the year.
The dollar had fallen to a 15-month low against the yen and was on track for its biggest weekly decline against the Japanese currency since 2008 after falling four straight days this week.
On Friday, the dollar rose .93 percent to 113.339 yen. It hit 113.16 following the retail sales data release.