The dollar and euro climbed to a three-week high versus the yen as the Senate voted in favor of a deal to end a U.S. government shutdown and raise the debt limit, damping demand for haven assets.
The yen dropped versus major peers as Asian stocks rose. The greenback maintained yesterday losses versus higher-yielding currencies such as New Zealand’s with markets gauging the impact of the recent impasse on economic growth and prospects for the Federal Reserve to taper stimulus. Policy makers including Fed Bank of New York President William Dudley speak today. Australia’s dollar reached a four-month high before a Chinese report tomorrow forecast to show growth accelerated.
“The yen is going to be under a little bit of pressure,” said Emma Lawson, the Sydney-based senior currency strategist at National Australia Bank Ltd. “There is still some uncertainty because the deal is effectively just kicking the problem down the road.”
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