Asian Edition2014-12-19 19:52 UTC
The dollar firmed up to end the week, while Treasuries and the equity market largely took a breather, and oil prices recovered to $57 on pre-weekend short covering. There was no data to drive the dollar on Friday, though following the post-FOMC wave of risk-on, USD bulls took charge, taking EUR-USD to new 2-plus year lows under 1.2225, and USD-JPY back over 119.50. Cable fell into the 1.5600 region, while USD-CAD found support from cool Canadian CPI data.
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