Usd/jpy - 96.36...Despite intra-day rise to 96.56 in part due to dlr's firmness esp vs sterling n chf (latter due to rumoured intervention by SNB in usd/chf n eur/chf), dlr has retreated on long liquidation by st specs ahead of the release of U.S. GDP n weekly jobless claims data at 12:30GMT. Offers are noted at 96.60 n in the region of 96.80-97.00 while on the downside, buying interest is tipped at 95.80 n 95.50/60...