FOREX-Dollar firms against sterling, euro amid political uncertainties
* Perceived safe-haven yen benefits from risk-averse sentiment
Dec 29 U.S. Treasury prices were little changed from their late Wednesday levels on Thursday after U.S. initial jobless claims data largely matched expected readings.
Treasuries rose in price overnight with yields touching fresh two-week lows. The market reversed course ahead of the labor data, which showed 265,000 people applied for unemployment benefits during the week, in line with expectations of economists.
Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were last up 5/32 in price to yield 2.49 percent. (Reporting by Dion Rabouin; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
* Euro weakens on fears Greece may forego next bailout payment