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TOKYO: On Wednesday, The dollar held firm opposed to the yen in Asia on later than enjoying a pick-up in New York thanks to an upbeat batch of US data and a record close for the S&P 500 stock index.

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Tokyo was level by the smash, Hong Kong added 0.27%, Sydney climbed 0.31% and Seoul was 0.51% higher but Shanghai dipped 0.19%.

The dollar bought 101.94 yen in Tokyo midday trade compared with 101.96 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon. The European single currency delivered $1.3632, opposed to 1.3634 and 138.95 compared with 139.03 yen.

The dollar sat at 101.92 yen in foreign exchange trade, compared with 101.96 yen in New York. In the time of the greenback is unable to shatter the 102 yen barrier it has been supported by the position outlook on the global economy.

Oil prices edged higher after the report was released. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in July, rose 14 cents to US$104.25 and Brent North Sea crude obtained 33 cents to US$110.35 per barrel.

On Tuesday, Goldcarried US$1,269.12 an ounce at 0220 GMT compared with US$1,283.05 late.

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