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Slip 'n' Slide in Australia and New Zealand, Tough Talk in Japan

A downgrade down under and Germans aren't shopping enough - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

The dollar climbedas the global risk sell-off continued. [dailyfx.com]

Weak German retail sales and worries about the debt crisis are weighing on the euro. [CNBC]

Japan will boost its currency intervention fund. [CNBC]

The Taiwan dollar and South Korean won have had their worst quarter in three years. [businessrecorder.com]

Down under, the Australian and New Zealand dollars slid again, finishing their worst month since January 2009. New Zealand's rating cut didn't help either. [CNBC]

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