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The yen extended its losses against the dollar and euro as concerns over the standoff between Russia and Ukraine eased somewhat.
The dollar, ruble and euro rose against the yen on Tuesday, helped by signs Russia may want to avoid more military action in Ukraine.
Ukraine tension shakes investors, who head for the greenback on strong US spending data.
SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The Japanese yen gained broadly on Monday while investors sold risk currencies such as the Australian dollar after Ukraine's mobilisation to counter possible Russian invasion heightened geopolitical risks. The U.S. also threatened to isolate Russia economically in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
*Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.
The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month.
Fears over a Russian intervention in Ukraine and a Chinese slowdown sent traders to the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.
LONDON, Feb 27- The Australian dollar led moves on major currency markets on Thursday, down half a percent against the dollar after weak data on business investment, deep in negative territory at the end of a commodities-led boom.
Putin's war games in Ukraine and a government report showing new housing sales at five-year highs both boosted the greenback on Wednesday.
LONDON, Feb 26- The Australian dollar fell on Wednesday as a continuing slide in the Chinese yuan highlighted concerns about a slowdown in Australia's top export market, while the U.S. dollar edged higher ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after soft U.S. consumer confidence data drove bond yields lower.
LONDON, Feb 25- The Australian dollar slipped on Tuesday as a fall in China's yuan deepened, reflecting concern over growth and moves by the People's Bank of China to prod the currency lower. The Aussie is the nearest developed world currency to a proxy for growth in China, which takes much of Australia's commodities output.
*China spot yuan drops below guidance rate first time since 2012. LONDON, Feb 25- The Australian dollar fell around a third of a percent on Tuesday, handing back overnight gains as a fall in China's yuan deepened, reflecting concern over growth and moves by the People's Bank of China to prod the currency lower.
The dollar lost its safe haven bounce as risk appetite improved amid expectations that Ukraine would receive international aid.
U.S. data this week will continue to reflect the impact of extreme weather, presenting a downside risk for the U.S. dollar.
The National Association of Realtors delivered some bad news, sending the euro back up against the dollar.
A still fragile outlook for the European economy and strong US economic growth helped push the greenback up.
Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior economist and strategist at Credit Agricole CIB, discusses the Australian dollar's weak performance on Thursday, following China's dismal factory data.
German and French economic growth numbers helped boost the euro to a near three week high against a dollar weakened by soft U.S. data.
Valentin Marinov, director of foreign exchange strategy at Citi, discusses the Australian dollar following the release of disappointing employment data and advises being short over the long term.