The Japanese yen lost further ground across the board in early Asian trading on Friday. The yen plunged to new multi-month lows of 87.99 against the Swiss franc, 146.99 against the pound, 58.51 against the New Zealand dollar and 71.67 against the Australian dollar by 7:30 pm ET. Against the currencies of Europe and Canada, the yen plummeted to a 10-day low of 134.34 and 80.64, respectively. The yen also eased to 99.82 versus the US dollar by this time, just a few pips away from its century mark.

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