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Japan set to pave way for G7 intervention over yen

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Dollar's plunge against the yen halted

THE DOLLAR'S plunge against the yen was halted yesterday as expectations of official intervention in the currency markets climbed to fever pitch.

Tokyo market: Retailers set to gain, exporters to lose

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Bank of Japan undermines yen

JAPAN'S CENTRAL bank successfully intervened in the currency markets yesterday to undermine the value of the yen following its 2 per cent surge on Thursday.

Dow unnerved by fresh inflationary pressures

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