Euro turns positive vs yen, hits session high vs dollar

NEW YORK Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:43am EST

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NEW YORK Feb 27 (Reuters) - The euro extended gains against the U.S. dollar and turned positive versus the Japanese yen on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke repeated testimony to Congress, defending the U.S. central bank's monetary easing.

The euro rose as high as $1.3129 and last traded at $1.3118 , up 0.4 percent on the day.

After trading sharply lower for most of the early North American session, the euro last traded at 120.34 yen, up 0.2 percent on the day, according to Reuters data.

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