The dollar dipped to a near three-week low against the yen in thin year-end volume on Tuesday as investors favoured riskier assets, led by renewed optimism about global growth.
The greenback was off 0.1% at 108.77 against the Japanese yen, on track for its third straight session of losses and within a whisker of Monday's 108.74, the weakest since Dec. 12.
The dollar index, which measures the currency against a basket of rivals, was flat at 96.728 in early Asian trade.
On Friday, the index had suffered its biggest one-day fall since March, which left its gains for the year at under 0.6%, compared with returns of 4.4% in 2018. It is now on track for the smallest rise since 2013.
Source : Reuters