Euro Weakens Versus Dollar, Depreciates 0.5 Percent to $1.3153

The euro weakened against the dollar after a report showed German factory output unexpectedly contracted this month.

The 17-member currency dropped 0.5 percent to $1.3153 as of 8:38 a.m. London time. It depreciated 0.9 percent to 109.29 yen.

The Swiss franc fell 0.4 percent against the dollar to 91.60 centimes and the Dollar Index climbed 0.3 percent to 79.811.

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