Dollar hits 7-month low vs. yen on slowing U.S. inflation


The U.S. dollar hit a fresh seven-month low of around 128.60 yen Friday in Tokyo amid slowing inflation in the United States and speculation that the Bank of Japan may further shift away from its ultraloose monetary policy.

The yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds rose to 0.545 percent, marking the highest level since June 2015 and topping the upper limit of 0.500 percent set by the BOJ for the first time since the trading band was widened last month. The move prompted yen buying on a narrowing U.S. and Japanese interest rate differential.

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