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LONDON, April 24 - Sterling inched higher against the dollar and euro on Thursday, supported by a surprisingly strong measure of UK retail sector activity that bodes well for March retail sales data due on Friday.
* Dollar holds above 1-week low vs yen, but struggles to gain traction
* Dollar index slips even as yen drifts off session highs
TOKYO, April 25 - Japan's Dai-ichi Life won't buy domestic bonds if their yields stay at current low levels and it instead plans to allocate more funds on foreign bonds in the year to March, a senior company official said on Friday.