The euro regained more ground on the dollar in Asia on Monday, having rebounded from a five-month trough, but trading was anything but energetic thanks to a holiday in Japan and amid concerns that geopolitical tensions could flare up at any time.
The common currency drifted up 0.2 percent to $1.3546, extending Friday's bounce from a five-month low of $1.3491.
Solid support is seen at $1.3460/80, an area that had provided a floor on several occasions for the common currency in the past 10 months or so.
"The Japanese holiday has quietened things in Asia," said Mitul Kotecha, head of FX strategy at Barclays in Singapore.
"There is not a great deal of first-tier data either and investors have one eye on geopolitical events, all of that is a recipe for generally lackluster trading."
The downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine last week and fighting in Gaza continued to dominate the headlines, although markets were becalmed for now.
"Our sense remains that at least for the moment, markets will likely continue to treat geopolitical events as localized risks and not "macro" destabilizing events," analysts at JPMorgan wrote in a note to clients.
The dollar index eased 0.1 percent to 80.431, continuing to pull back from a one-month peak of 80.687 set on Friday.