Euro rises ahead of Fed meeting
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:18p.m.
The euro rose to four-month high against the dollar Tuesday as traders wait to see if the Federal Reserve will announce additional steps to help the US economy later this week.
Optimism that a top German court will rule favourably on Europe's bailout fund also helped pushed the euro higher.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech last month that the bank can do more to help the US economy rebound. It has already launched two rounds of bond purchases, most recently in August 2010. The Fed ends a two-day meeting Thursday.
On Wednesday, Germany's highest court will decide whether or not it will allow Germany to join the European Stability Mechanism. The ESM is a new $639 billion bailout fund for the 17 countries that use the euro currency.
The euro rose to $1.2860 in late trading Tuesday from $1.2769 late Monday. The euro rose as high as $1.2870 Tuesday, its highest point against the dollar since May 14.
The British pound rose to $1.6070 from $1.5998.
The dollar fell to 77.78 Japanese yen from 78.28 yen, to 0.9389 Swiss franc from 0.9464 Swiss franc and to 97.33 Canadian cents from 97.76 Canadian cents.
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