The Japanese Yen gained broadly after the orders for Japanese machinery report rose more than twice the pace economists estimated, signaling that a recovery in the world's second-largest economy may be sustained. The Yen climbed to 89.61 per Dollar from 89.76 before the report was published, building on the currency's 7% advance in the past three months.

Reports today showed the recovery in China, Japan's largest market, is gathering steam providing more support for the Yen. Also figuring in the foreign-exchange action, Japan's current-account surplus unexpectedly rose 0.2% in September compared to the same month last year, government data showed.