Yen Slides, Swiss Franc Slips, Pound Dips


The yen hit a fresh 2 1/2 year low on expectations that next week's Bank of Japan meeting will result in aggressive easing measures. [CNBC]

Disappointingly weak retail sales data sent the British pound lower. [FT]

With the euro on a roll, investors are dumping the safe-haven Swiss franc, which fell to its lowest level in 20 months. [FT]

The yuan rose after an encouraging GDP report, part of a wave of economic reports coming from China. [WSJ]

China's fourth quarter GDP was stronger than expected but still lower than in the past, and the Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian dollars slipped. []

Global use of the yuan is growing fast, new reports show. [CNBC]

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