The Japanese yen gained half a percent against the dollar on Friday as investors cut back positions in risky assets after a volatile week in global stock markets and as concerns grow about a trade dispute between United States and China.
The dollar index, a gauge of its value versus six major peers, fell by around 0.15 percent to 96.34, after losing 0.5 percent overnight.
The yen rose half a percent against the dollar to 110.43 yen. The Swiss franc strengthened 0.2 percent and is poised for its biggest weekly gain in nearly three months.
Source : Reuters