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Aussie Lifts, Yen Slips, Jobless Claims Loom

Fed officials rattle the dollar and Australians get to work - it's time for your FX Fix.

Italy had to pay sharply higher interest rates at its bond auction, but the euromostly held steady. [WSJ]

A series of comments by Fed officials and the prospect of new employment data left the dollar mixed against other major currencies. [RTT]

The yen slipped after European Central Bank officials hinted at the possibility of more bond buying, lifting risk appetite. [Reuters]

Australian employment surged past expectations, and the Aussie dollar got a lift. [CNBC]

Hopes dimmed for an export-led economic recovery in Britain after the U.K. trade deficitwidened - but the pound rose. [dailyfx.com]

Improving business confidence and continued manufacturing growth led the New Zealand dollar higher. [topforexnews.com]

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