Chicago PMI reported below 50, at 49.0 indicating contraction in April while the figure was expected at 52.5, increasing selling pressure on the US dollar.
Europe is on holiday today and the currency pair would most likely remain in 1.3185/1.3147 tight range, ahead of ECB meeting tomorrow and expected rate cut.
Elsewhere, Chinese Manufacturing PMI was reported at 50.6 for April, slightly lower than expected and down from 50.9 in March. The latter weighed on risk appetite early today with that AUDUSD falling from 1.0380 to 1.0352.
The USDJPY attempted to dip lower as the greenback was weakening but downside hurdle at 97.03 maintained ground with prices recently rebounding to 97.41.
Lastly, the Canadian was stronger due to higher growth than estimated with the USDCAD steadily declining in recent trading from cap at 1.0275 to lower barrier at 1.0056.