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Dollar rises against yen, falls against euro

Russia’s ruble slides to new lows against the dollar and euro

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Tokyo's business district. The dollar was up against the yen ahead of the Fed statement.

The U.S. dollar climbed against the Japanese yen on Tuesday, but fell against the euro, after a round of mixed economic data. Investors are preparing to extract any clues on the state of the global markets out of the Federal Open Market Committee meetings.

The dollar USDJPY, -0.06% was at ¥108.17, up from ¥107.82 late Monday. Meanwhile, the euro EURUSD, +0.00% was at $1.2737, up from $1.2699. The common currency EURJPY, -0.05% was at ¥137.77, compared with ¥136.91.

The U.S. data came in mixed on Tuesday, but ultimately left intact a risk-on tone in the markets that pushed stocks higher and U.S. Treasurys lower. Here’s what the numbers showed:

  • Durable goods orders slumped in September as investment in big ticket items like aircraft and autos dropped.
  • Home-price growth slowed in August, dragging the annual pace of growth to its slowest in almost two years.
  • Consumer confidence soared to a reading of 94.5 in October, its highest in seven years.

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