The Australian dollar edged up further against most of its major counterparts during New York afternoon trading on Monday. The Aussie climbed to new multi-month highs of 0.7033 against the US dollar, 2.0687 versus the British pound and 68.14 against the Japanese yen by about 1:25 pm ET, which may be compared to Friday's close of 0.6860, 2.1067 and 65.70, respectively. Against the euro, the Aussie also traded higher and hit a 19-day high of 1.9377 at about 10:30 am ET. The pair that closed Friday's deals at 1.9798 is now worth 1.9414.

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