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Euro rises to 5-month high versus yen  LONDON: The euro rose to a five-month high against the safe-haven Japanese yen and a session high against the dollar on Thursday with the single currency helped by good demand at a Spanish bond auction.   The euro rose past a reported option barrier at 104.00 yen to hit 104.04 yen, its highest level since early May. The euro also rose to a session high against the dollar of $1.3129, very close to its one-month high of $1.3140 struck on Wednesday.   The dollar also rose to a two-month high against the yen of 79.275 yen on trading platform EBS on reported buying of dollars by macro funds after US bond yields rose on the back of strong housing numbers on Wednesday.   The higher-yielding Australian dollar also rose to a three-week high US$1.0412.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

Euro takes a breather, slips from one-month peak  LONDON: The euro eased from a one-month high on Thursday as some sovereign investors booked profits after two days of gains, though losses would be limited by soft Spanish bond yields and optimism about the global economy.   A jump in US bond yields after strong housing numbers helped the dollar to a one-month high against the yen. The Japanese currency has been under pressure on expectations the Bank of Japan will announce fresh stimulus.   The euro was ...
Sterling rises, gilt futures fall after UK retail sales  LONDON: Sterling rose and UK gilt futures turned negative on Thursday after stronger-than-expected UK retail sales data added to signs that economic growth was slowly picking up.   The pound rose to a session high of $1.6158, from $1.6130 before the data.   The euro fell against sterling to a session low of 81.10 pence, down 0.15 percent on the day.   British government bond futures fell more than 10 ticks after the data to touch a low of 118.37, 17 ...
Swiss franc off vs dollar, Spanish bond auction eyed  ZURICH: The Swiss franc slipped against the dollar on Thursday in the wake of a slightly softer euro, but remained within striking distance of a five-and-a-half month high on hopes Spain will soon seek aid and ease concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.   A fall in Spanish bond yields after Moody's affirmed Spain's investment grade credit rating augured well for the country's bond sale, which will look to raise up to 4.5 billion euros later ...
Latam FX edges higher on China hopes, US data  RIO DE JANEIRO: Latin American currencies edged up on Wednesday on better-than-anticipated US housing data and hopes that China, the region's top trading partner, would publish healthy economic growth numbers on Thursday.   Mexico's peso led gains, rising 0.2 percent to 12.7925 per dollar, as data showed US housing starts surged in September to their fastest pace in more than four years.   The US numbers also improved the economic outlook for Mexico, which sends nearly 80 percent of ...
Gilts hit 1-mth low on BoE minutes, hopes of Spain bailout weigh  LONDON: Gilts settled near a one-month low on Wednesday, spurred by Bank of England minutes, and tracked Bunds as Moody's qualified affirmation of Spain's credit rating renewed hopes for a bailout deal.   Minutes of the BoE's October meeting showed that policymakers were split over the need for more gilt purchases, and a drop in jobless numbers also fuelled doubts over the central bank's future action.   The December gilt future settled 95 ticks lower at 118.54, just off ...
Dollar index drops to one-month low  LONDON: The dollar index fell to its lowest in a month on Wednesday hurt by its losses against the euro which rose after Moody's Investors Service affirmed Spain's Baa3 rating.   The index was down 0.4 percent to hit a low of 79.089.   The euro was up 0.5 percent on the day at $1.3112, having struck a one-month high of $1.3125 earlier on trading platform EBS.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...


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