The Japanese yen fell versus all 16 major counterparts after the release of better than expected US New Home Sales data. The yen's safe-haven appeal also diminished as global equities gained and boosted demand for riskier currencies.
The JPY is currently trading at 113.07 per EUR as of today's early Asian trading, from 112.89 in New York yesterday, when it touched 113.48, the lowest since June 3. The yen is at 86.95 per USD, up slightly from 86.88.
Traders should follow the release of today's economic data from the US and Europe as positive news will likely dampen demand for the yen further.