Usd/jpy - 90.93 ... The greenback jumped to 90.98 after the release of much better-than-expected U.S. retail sales data which came in at 0.3% versus economists' forecast of a decrease of 0.2%. The core retail sales rose by 0.8% against the expectation of a rise of 0.1%. Eur/jpy, aud/jpy n gbp/jpy extended intra-day gain to 125.15, 83.60 n 137.78 respectively. Dow Jones index futures rose by 38 points. Bids are located at 90.60/70, 90.40/45 n further out at 90.20/30. Offers by Japanese exporters are tipped at 91.00, 91.20/30 n 91.50.
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