Euro hits session high vs dollar after US survey

by on November 15, 2012 3:18 pm BST

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:18am EST

Nov 15 (Reuters) – The euro hit a session high
versus the U.S. dollar on Thursday but the greenback gained
against the yen after data showed factory activity in the U.S.
mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly contracted in November.

The euro hit a high of $1.2798 after the release of
the survey. It last traded at $1.2792, up 0.5 percent on the

Against the yen, the dollar rose after the release of the
survey and last traded at 81.18 yen, up 1.2 percent on the
day, according to Reuters data.