The U.S. dollar rose against other major currencies in European trading Friday morning. Gold fell.
The euro was quoted at US$1.2836, down from US$1.2912 Thursday.
Other dollar rates:
-108.59 Japanese yen, up from 108.33
-1.2067 Swiss francs, up from 1.1996
-1.2236 Canadian dollars, up from 1.2190
The British pound was quoted at US$1.8697, down from US$1.8771.
Gold traded in London at US$425.40 bid per troy ounce, down from US$426.60 late Thursday.
In Zurich the bid price was US$425.35, down from US$426.75.
Gold fell US$1.60 to close at US$426.85 an ounce in Hong Kong.
Silver traded in London at US$7.01 bid per troy ounce, down from US$7.10.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities