Usd/jpy - 89.83 ... The greenback moved sideways with a soft undertone due to the decline in U.S. equities (Dow Jones index dropped by 147 points) after the release of weaker-than-expected U.S. new home sales (0.331 million versus forecast of 0.40 milion) n the Chicago Fed midwest factory index (92.2 versus 95.7 in Novermber). Offers by model funds n U.S. names are noted at 90.10, 90.30 n further out at 90.50 with stops only emerging abv 91.00. On the downside, bids are reported at 89.45/50 n 89.20/30 with some stops seen below 89.00.