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Yen Slides, Euro Soars, Singapore Is Rattled

Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
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A better than expected manufacturing report buoyed the euro, lifting it to a 14-month high against the dollar and a 2 1/2 year high against the yen. [CNBC]

Expectations of more aggressive monetary easing sent the yen to sliding to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years against both the dollar and the euro. [CNBC]

Falling Canadian crude oil prices are dimming the outlook for Canada's economy and putting downward pressure on the Canadian dollar. [WSJ]

Brazilian industrial output was flat, and with a key U.S. jobs report looming, the Brazilian real slipped. [WSJ]

A probe by Singapore's watchdog into possible "irregularities" in the market for fixing southeast Asian currencies' rates is rattling the city-state. [FT]

China's central bank appeared to intervene in the market in response to weakness in the yen and Korean won, and the yuan closed lower. [CNBC]

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