Japan's currency gained versus all 16 major counterparts ahead of U.S. reports in two days which are forecasted to show economic and business activity grew at a slower pace. The Yen rose from near a two-month low against the EUR on speculation signs of a slowing U.S. recovery will spur demand for safer assets.
The Yen typically strengthens in times of financial turmoil as Japan's trade surplus makes the currency attractive as it means the nation does not have to rely on overseas lenders. The Yen traded at 87.77 per Dollar from 87.90. The currency gained to 113.95 per EUR from 114.24 yesterday, when it reached 114.42, the weakest level since May 18.