Amid the release of the French housing starts report at 2:45 am ET Tuesday, the euro spiked up against the franc, but dropped against the dollar and the pound. Against the Japanese yen, the euro remained little changed. As of now, the European currency is quoted at 130.38 against the yen, 0.9250 against the pound, 1.5194 against the franc and 1.3246 versus the dollar.

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