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The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving.
The dollar gained for a third straight session against the yen and euro on Monday as data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales assuaged fears of an economic slowdown.
The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.
The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.
The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.
The euro firmed across the board on Tuesday after data showing German industrial orders beat forecasts, but the prospect of further monetary easing could limit its gains.
The U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session against the yen on Monday and looked set to make another run at the 100 yen level on renewed optimism about the U.S. economy.
The dollar surged more than 1 percent against the yen on Friday after strong U.S. April jobs data fueled optimism the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some had feared.
The euro fell sharply against the dollar in choppy trading on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank is ready for negative deposit rates.
The U.S. dollar pared its losses against the yen on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will stick to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month.
The dollar fell against the euro and yen Tuesday after a U.S. Midwest business barometer unexpectedly contracted in April, adding to worries about the economic recovery.
The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after Italy finally formed a government, ending two months of political uncertainty.
The dollar fell against the yen on Friday, retreating from a four-year high after the Bank of Japan left policy unchanged and after data showed U.S. economic growth expanded.
The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday as data indicating resilience in the U.S. labor market allayed concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.
The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing a drop to a near three-week low earlier in the global session.
Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, talks about the outlook for Swiss watch and says that many regions are booming such as Latin America and Russia, and how Europe is a growth area.
The euro hit a two-week low against the dollar after weak German data fanned concerns about the euro zone economy and speculation the European Central Bank could cut interest rates.
So, will dollar-yen continue its descent to hit 100 this week or does the yen, which has fallen more than 20 percent since mid-November, need a fresh catalyst to trigger a further downward move? Vote and let us know what you think.
The yen hovered near the key level of 100 to the dollar on Monday after major industrialized nations gave their stamp of approval to a massive Japanese easing program.
The U.S. dollar and euro rallied 1.5 percent versus the yen on Friday after Japan said the Group of 20 countries did not oppose its aggressive monetary easing.