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The dollar touched a three-week low against the yen after China raised interest rates for the second time in just more than two months to contain inflation, boosting demand for refuge.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened against most of their major counterparts as China’s rate increase damped the outlook for spending in one of the biggest export markets for commodities from the two South Pacific countries. The euro gained against 14 or its 16 most-traded counterparts after failing to break through a technical level.
The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of raw materials dropped 0.3 percent and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.2 percent.
EUR/USD: on results of yesterday's session the pair grown in around $1,3150.
GBP/USD: the pair bargained within the limits of $1,5370-$ 1,5460.
USD/USD: the pair decreased below mark Y82,80.
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