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Dollar Lifts, European Central Bank In Spotlight

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

Investors look for safe havens and await an ECB speech while Australians go to work — it's time for your FX Fix.

Worries over Europe and the U.S. fiscal cliff sent the safe-haven dollar and yen higher. [WSJ]

The euro weakened ahead of a European Central Bank announcement, but the bank left interest rates unchanged, as expected. [Reuters]

Greece narrowly passed new austerity measures. [WSJ]

A better than expected employment report lifted the Australian dollar. [WSJ]

China's yuan closed at the strong side of the central bank's trading band for the eighth straight day. [CNBC]

Poland's zloty led emerging European currencies lower after the central bank cut interest rates. [CNBC]

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