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The single currency rocketed to $1.1995 as the Federal Reserve's new policy framework continued to fuel bets that U.S. rates will stay lower for longer than other countries.
The British pound vaulted to $1.3415, the highest since December last year, on reports from Japan's foreign minister that a broad agreement on a Japan-UK trade deal is close.
The safe-haven yen hemmed into a narrow range near 105.70 versus the greenback as politicians jockeyed to choose a new premier following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock resignation last week.
The Aussie soared to a two-year high at $0.7407 after the RBA left its cash rate at a record low of 0.25% on Tuesday, but surprised by expanding a programme of cheap funding for banks and extending it out to the middle of 2021.
The South African rand tumbled to 16.83 against the greenback on news from President Ramaphosa on Monday that the party's executives had decided at a weekend meeting that ANC officials formally charged with corruption and other serious crimes must step aside from their positions.
The Mauritian rupee remained stable at 40.20(Selling) on the domestic market.
11:55 - EUR - German Manufacturing PMI (Aug)
11:55 - EUR - German Unemployment Change (Aug)
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13:00 - EUR - CPI (YoY)(Aug)
18:00 - USD - ISM Manufacturing PMI (Aug)