The euro was higher on the U.S. dollar, edging up to USD1.3635 from USD1.3611 late in New York, helped at the margins by growing support for debt-laden Greece.

In a bid to calm markets, French President Nicolas Sarkozy promised Greece on Sunday that euro zone countries would help it overcome its financial problems and vowed a crack down on financial speculators Athens blames for its woes.

Oil rose more than 1 percent to hit a seven-week high on Friday after a report showed the United States lost fewer jobs than expected in February and on signals China will maintain its economic stimulus measures.

World equities and oil jumped on Friday on signs of revived consumer spending and after fears a stormy February would worsen the U.S. jobs picture proved false, boosting sentiment about the pivotal labor market.

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