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FOREX NEWS-Yen, dollar retreat as shares rise; ECB eyed

Thu Apr 2, 2009 6:09am EDT

* Yen, dollar index slip as risk tolerance rises .DXY

* Dollar/yen at 5 month high approaching 100 mark <JPY=>

* ECB eyed for signs of unconventional easing

* G20 leaders craft crisis response

* Swissie falls after Hildebrand FX comments

(adds quotes, updates prices)

By Veronica Brown

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - The dollar fell broadly in tandem with the yen on Thursday as global stock markets rallied -- buoyed as some pieces of positive economic data kindled hope that the deep global recession might be moderating.

Investors closely tracking the meeting of G20 leaders in London, were also looking for confirmation that governments will take more action to shore up the ailing financial system, which would boost investor appetite.

"With the G20 meeting...the emphasis has gone from wondering about fiscal stimulus to the role of the International Monetary Fund. It seems likely that the IMF's financial resources can be boosted substantially," said Robert Minikin, FX strategist at Standard Chartered in London.

Global stocks as measured by MSCI's all-country index were up 2.1 percent after U.S. factory and home sales data released the previous day spurred optimism about the economy, even though other numbers showed job losses mounting. [ID:nN01407201]

Sterling shot higher against the dollar and euro after housing figures showed the first rise in British prices since October 2007 [ID:nLAG003359].

"Risk appetite has been picking up with the U.S. data. You could even argue about the UK housing price data moving in the same direction and giving a bit of reason for optimism," said Michael Klawitter, FX strategist at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt.

The euro's rise came even as markets waited for a European Central Bank policy decision at 1145 GMT. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet will answer questions at 1230 GMT. [ECB/INT]

The single currency bloc's central bank is seen cutting interest rates to a record low of 1 percent, leaving focus on what the central bank might say on unconventional easing.

Participants are keen to see if the ECB will follow the U.S., British, and Japanese central banks in buying corporate or government debt to boost money supply in a policy known as quantitative easing, though many doubt it is ready take that step. [ID:nL115284]

By 1000 GMT, the dollar index, a gauge of the greenback's strength against a basket of key currencies, dropped 0.2 percent to 85.301 .DXY.

But broad yen weakness pushed the dollar to a five month high at 99.78 yen <JPY=>. The euro rose 1.5 percent to 132.43 yen <EURJPY=R>.

The euro was up 0.5 percent at $1.3299 <EUR=>, but still not far away from Monday's two-week low near $1.3100 and chart support at its 100-day moving average of $1.3137.


Sterling rose 1.2 percent to $1.4633 <GBP=>, while the euro fell 0.6 percent, dipping below 91 pence <EURGBP=>. Higher tolerance of risk also took the Australian dollar up 1.1 percent to $0.7065 <AUD=>.

But the Swiss franc fell versus the euro after Swiss National Bank Vice-President Philipp Hildebrand said the bank would use all means to prevent a further appreciation of the Swiss franc. [ID:nZAT008216].

The euro hit a session high of 1.5263 francs <EURCHF=>. The SNB had stunned markets by buying foreign currency and bold monetary policy measures on March 12.

Investors were keeping a close eye on possible steps for the global economy from a Group of 20 meeting on Thursday.

A communique drafted for the meeting, obtained by Reuters, said leaders would submit large hedge funds to supervision for the first time and enhance regulation through a new agency and a beefed-up International Monetary Fund. [ID:nL2438948]

However, there was still debate over enhanced funding for the IMF to tackle crises in emerging economies, precisely how to police tax havens and the amount of money to boost trade. (Reporting by Veronica Brown; Editing by Chris Pizzey)

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