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Dollar gains vs yen, climbs to session high
June 5, 2012 / 12:56 PM / in 5 years

Dollar gains vs yen, climbs to session high

NEW YORK, June 5 (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to session high against the yen o n Tuesday after Japan’s Finance Minister Jun Azumi said a strong yen is damaging Japan’s economy.

The dollar was last up 0.2 percent at 78.45 yen after climbing as high as 78.49 yen. The euro was down 0.5 percent at $1.2437 little changed from the $1.2439 it traded at when Azumi’s comments reached investors. (Reporting By Nick Olivari; Editing by Theodore d‘Afflisio)

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