Downside to the USA dollar and government bond yields came from President Donald Trump's verbal intervention on Thursday, when he told the Wall Street Journal the dollar was "getting too strong" and that he would prefer the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low. Data on Friday showed USA retail sales fell for a second straight month in March and consumer prices dropped for the first time in just over a year.
The yield had risen above 2.6 percent in December and again in March, from around 1.85 percent before the US presidential election, on expectations of Trump's stimulus.
"We have some U.S. economic data later in the day, which ordinarily would likely have some affect on U.S. yields and the dollar, but with U.S. bond markets closed, it might not have much impact", said Ayako Sera, senior market economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust.
But the semi-annual U.S. Treasury currency report maintained the six countries on a "monitoring list" - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland.
The contract fell to a near five-month low of 215.5 yen on Thursday.
The dollar has given up three quarters of the gains it had made after the Trump's surprise election victory had boosted expectations that his stimulus and deregulation plans would buoy USA growth and inflation.
The euro stood at $1.0622, little moved so far, and not far from a one-month low of $1.0570 touched last Monday, with focus on the French presidential election.
Polls have suggested Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will emerge the winners of the April 23 first round against leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillon, with Macron seen winning the May 7 run-off.
"(A) fter the share market gains of the a year ago, global. shares are a bit vulnerable to a correction and military conflict with North Korea may be a trigger.
The tougher stance taken by U.S. President Donald Trump with North Korea has increased regional tensions, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rebuffing admonitions from China and proceeding with missile tests.
Erdogan provoked a stern German response by comparing those limits on campaigning to the actions of the Nazis. But the divisions revealed by the narrow referendum result could also herald more unrest to come.
All the churches in the capital and suburbs were packed with devotees attending special prayers to usher in the celebrations. The Christian holiday not only celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also marks the unofficial start of spring.
Now, over 60 different sponsors no longer want to be associated with the O'Reilly Factor because of the accusations . Paul Weiss is the same attorney Fox hired to investigate the misconduct of former Fox president Roger Ailes .
Owner Ashleigh Barnett said she chose to offer the discount to bring attention to the gender pay gap between men and women. One way: Local companies stepping up to make sure women are paid the same in the office.
We will be proud to do so on the most meaningful date on our calendar, Jackie Robinson Day, at our Youth Academy in Compton. As cemented in history as Robinson's actions and plays are, the Dodgers will take another step to immortalize No. 42.
Nancy Kortemeyer, vice president of marketing and PR at Beech Brook, "We are doing everything we can to help and help locate him. Stephens has worked at Beech Brook, a children's behavioral health center in OH , since 2008, the company said in a statement.
Their tour comes as Democrats continue to take stock of their shocking 2016 defeat and strategize on reforming the party. But it is also true that he ran 20 points better than the - than the Democratic candidate for president did in Kansas.
National Hockey League roundup: Blues, Sharks both win in OT
SAP Center will be a raucous sea of teal when the Sharks host the Oilers on Sunday , after playing the first two games away. He skated toward Jones and buried a wrist shot for the game's opening goal just 42 seconds into the second period.
Kenya Sweeps 121st Boston Marathon
Two defending champions on the women's side (sort of), and Lemi Berhanu Hayle returns to go for his second straight men's title. They were followed by the men's push rim wheelchair athletes at 9:17 a.m., and the women two minutes later.
Pence in Seoul: US support 'never stronger'
Pence stood within 200 feet of the North Korean border, saying that all US options regarding the issue were still on the table. North Korea has fired numerous medium-range missiles, as Sunday's appeared to be, so one more made little difference.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Teases Intensity
During the Star Wars Celebration today, however, a new trailer came out that seemed to give a bit more context to all that chaos. But The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says the bad guys, The First Order , will be back with a vengeance.
Bonfield Named SEC Player Of The Week
This is the first player of the week honor for an Arkansas player this season and the first for Bonfield in his career. In the four games, Bonfield went 8-of-20 with 11 RBI and scored five runs.
Lady Gaga will make history at this year's Coachella
In February alone, his boss, Lady Gaga , had performed the Super Bowl halftime show and with Metallica at the Grammys. A live stream replay of her performance, along with other acts at Coachella, is available on YouTube .