The Yen gained versus 16 of its most traded counterparts indicating a continued appetite for safe haven currencies. The Pound did not to get much support from the release of the U.K. Retail Sales data which showed a modest 0.3% increase in April as the result were in line with expectations.
The EUR fell as much as 0.8% to $1.2322. The EUR is also down at Y112.03 from Y113.41. The USD was down at Y90.92 from Y91.54. The pound is down at $1.4266 from $1.4415.