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The single currency suffered a hammer blow to $1.2185 on comments from European Central Bank President Lagarde on Friday that it is still too early for the bank to discuss winding down its 1.85 trillion euro emergency bond purchase scheme.
Sterling nosedived to $1.4150 after France warned the U.K. over special post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland, coupled with British aircraft tour to Indo-Pacific, which might escalate tussle with China.
Japanese yen spiked to 108.77 per dollar in the wake of Japan's state of emergency in three more prefectures hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, a surprise move that reflects growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Aussie cascaded to $0.7737, soured by China's crackdown-led fall in iron-ore and copper prices, together with fears of fresh US-China tussles.
South African rand rocketed to 13.93 after the central bank said on Thursday it was ready to tighten monetary policy should a recent rise in consumer prices persist.
The local pair popped to 40.85(Selling) this morning.
14:00 - EUR - EU Leaders Summit
18:30 - GBP - BoE Gov Bailey Speaks