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Dollar rises versus yen after US consumer confidence data

by on September 25, 2012 2:14 pm BST
 

NEW YORK, Sept 25 |
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:14am EDT

(Reuters) – The dollar rose versus the yen
while the euro extended gains against the greenback on Tuesday
after data showed U.S. consumer confidence jumped to its highest
in seven months in September.

The private sector report showed Americans were more
optimistic about the job market and income prospects.

The dollar last traded at 77.88 yen, up 0.04 percent
on the day. It has been trading at about 77.84 before the
release of the data.

The euro last traded at $1.2958, up 0.2 percent on
the day. It had been trading at about $1.2946 before the release
of the data.