The euro also soared to a two-week high versus the greenback and yen after the U.S. jobs data increased investors' confidence about the U.S. economy and prompted them to buy currencies that offer higher returns than the dollar and the yen.

Market participants are still awaiting Spain's request for aid, a move that would prompt the European Central Bank to buy its bonds and lower the country's borrowing costs. That would be be viewed as positive for the euro.

ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday that everything was in place for the central bank to buy the bonds of struggling euro-zone countries like Spain and conditions linked to it need not be punitive.

Spanish 10-year debt yields have declined - a positive sign - and the euro has rallied since the ECB announced its plan to buy bonds of debt-stricken countries, in anticipation of Spain eventually seeking financial assistance. But that positive momentum may not last.

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