Hawkish Fedspeak keeps dollar king, yen slumps to 20-year low

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By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar rose to a two-decade peak against the yen and kept close to a two-year high to the euro on Friday, as more hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials reinforced expectations for faster U.S. policy tightening. The greenback was 0.43% higher at 126.40 yen after earlier reaching 126.56 for the first time since May 2002. The euro slipped 0.14% to $1.0812, heading back toward the overnight low of $1.0785, a level unseen since April 2020. New York Fed President John Williams said on Thursday that a half-point rate rise next month was “a very reason…

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