Dollar falls vs yen, Swiss franc as Cohn stepping down as Trump advisor

TOKYO, March 7 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against the safe-haven yen and the Swiss franc on Wednesday as top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, an ex-Wall Street banker seen as a bulwark against protectionist forces within the Trump administration, is resigning.

The dollar fell 0.4 percent to 105.65 yen, edging near its 16-month low of 105.24 touched on Friday. Against the Swiss franc, the dollar shed 0.2 percent to 0.9394 franc. (Reporting by Hideyuki Sano Editing by Chris Reese)