The dollar index was up 0.53 to 92.41.
Investors waited for the European Central Bank chief to speak later Friday. The euro was a bit lower at $1.1682, even though the German October Producer Price Index surged 0.7%, well above expectations. The sterling was off at $1.7124, after the U.K. October PSNCR swung from a 12 billion pound deficit to a 5 billion surplus. The dollar was up at 119.16 yen even though the Nikkei index rose 1.47%.