The prospect of further inflows of capital and a lack of any easing in European monetary policy helped the euro back to 2-1/2 year highs and the verge of a break above $1.40 on Thursday.» Read More
The euro tumbled to a three-week low against the dollar and plunged against the yen Thursday after data painted a dismal picture of the euro zone's economy, increasing the likelihood of ECB action.
The yen traded flat against the dollar Wednesday, a day after sharply rising, as investors grew cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers later this week.
The yen rebounded Tuesday, rising from a nearly three-year low against the dollar hit during the previous session, after a G7 official said a statement was meant to express "concern about excess moves" in the Japanese currency.
The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after incurring heavy losses for three straight days as an ECB policymaker dismissed talk of intervening to weaken the currency.
The yen jumped Friday after Japan's finance minister said the currency's recent drop had gone too far, too fast, and doubts crept in about aggressive Bank of Japan action.
The euro plunged against the dollar and yen on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi said the euro exchange rate was important to growth and price stability.
The euro slipped, with traders taking more cautious positions ahead of the ECB meeting in case its president Mario Draghi expresses concern about the high level of the euro.
The euro rose against the dollar and yen Tuesday as better-than-expected euro zone data affirmed expectations that the European Central Bank will keep policy steady when it meets this week.
The euro slumped from recent highs against the dollar and yen on Monday as political uncertainty in Spain and Italy renewed concerns about the region's debt crisis just days before a European Central Bank meeting.
The euro hit a 14-month high against the U.S. dollar and 33-month peak against the yen, the beneficiary of stronger-than-forecast euro zone manufacturing data and expectations of easy monetary policy form Washington and Tokyo.
The euro rose to a 14-month high against the dollar, heading for its best month in over a year as signs of recovery in the euro zone's economy set the currency on a bullish trend.
The U.S. dollar slid to a fresh 14-month low against the euro after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero and maintained its bond-buying program to spur economic growth.
The euro scaled 14-month peaks against the dollar, gaining in three of the last four sessions, lifted by an improving euro zone outlook and expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its ultra-easy monetary policy for some time.
The dollar fell from 2 1/2-year peaks against the yen on Monday in subdued trading as investors locked in profits after the greenback's recent rally.
The euro rallied Friday on growing optimism the region's debt crisis has turned the corner, while the yen was headed for its 11th consecutive week of losses.
The yen tumbled 2 percent against the dollar to hit a 2 1/2-year low on Thursday after a Japanese official said the government has no problem with the dollar hitting 100 yen.
The yen was little changed against the dollar on Wednesday one day after a sharp rally, and traders appeared ready to resume selling the yen.
The yen pushed higher against the euro and dollar on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous day, when monetary easing from Bank of Japan fell short of some expectations for faster, more aggressive action.
The yen soared 1 percent against the dollar and euro on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan said its open-ended commitment to buy assets would kick in only next year.
U.S. Treasury debt prices were trading little changed as a U.S. Republican proposal for a limited rise in the debt ceiling curbed demand for safe-haven assets.