Dollar Slips, Kiwi Lifts, Firewall Expands


The euro zone gets a bigger firewall and the yen gets a year-end lift - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

Euro zone leaders agreed to boost the size of the currency bloc's firewall to roughly 800 billion euros. [CNBC]

The euro was holding steady ahead of a euro zone finance ministers' meeting and the release of Spain's budget. [WSJ]

With Asian stocks rising ahead of the euro zone meeting, the New Zealand dollar got a lift. []

Inflation in the euro zone slowed, but less than expected, and the dollar weakened. [RTT]

Repatriation flows at the end of Japan's fiscal year pushed the yen to a three-week high against the dollar in Asian trading. [WSJ]



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