Yen Strengthens After Japan's July Leading Index, BoJ Monthly Report
The yen drifted higher against its major counterparts following a report showed that Japan's leading economic index improved from the previous month's reading. The Bank of Japan monthly report also lifted the yen.
As of 1:05 am ET, the Japanese currency was trading at 130.98 against the euro, 105.68 against the Swiss franc, 155.70 against the pound and 99.73 against the US dollar.
The yen also strengthened against the resource-linked currencies, rising as high as 91.05 against the Australian dollar, 95.12 against the Canadian dollar and 78.90 against the New Zealand dollar.
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