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Dollar Becalmed as Japan Takes an Extended Break

Monday, 29 April 2019 08:24 WIB DOLLAR Yen Dolar AS

Calm settled over Asian currency markets on Monday as Japan kicked off a week of holidays, giving investors an extra excuse to sit on their hands ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S. jobs numbers. All eyes are on the Fed to see what they made of the first-quarter gross domestic product report, which showed strong growth of 3.2 percent, but largely for one-off reasons including a surge in inventories. It was this risk that saw the dollar fall back on Friday despite the upbeat GDP report. Against a basket of currencies, the dollar was last steady at 98.032, having eased from a near two-year peak of 98.330. On Monday, the dollar was idling at 111.59 yen, having briefly...

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