The dollar was on track on Friday for a weekly gain of over 1 percent against a basket of currencies after a chorus of U.S. Federal Reserve officials signalled more interest rate increases than the market had been pricing in.
The latest was St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, who said on Thursday that another U.S. interest rate hike "may not be far off" and noted labour market improvement.
"There's not a lot that will come" in terms of data before the U.S. central bank's April 26-27 policy meeting, Bullard told reporters. "I'd like to be confident that inflation expectations are stabilizing, and hopefully increasing."
This week's hawkish remarks followed the central bank's March meeting last week, in which the Fed halved its rate hike expectations to two from four for this year.