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Yen Lifts, Riskier Currencies Slip

Politics weigh on the euro and mortgage applications lift the dollar - it's time for your FX Fix.

The euro fell close to a three-month low against the dollar on further worries about political shifts in Europe. [CNBC]

Uncertainty in Europe also lifted the safe haven yen. [Reuters]

Political uncertainty in Greece also weighed on the Australian and New Zealand dollars. [CNBC]

Mortgage applications in the U.S. rose, and the dollar lifted against the Swiss franc. [Nasdaq]

The European debt crisis will hurt the euro, but extended dollar weakness will ease its fall. [WSJ]

Fancy a holiday? With the British pound near four-year highs, travel-hungry British consumers are eagerly exchanging their currency for euros. [thisismoney.co.uk]

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