NEW YORK Feb 13 The dollar pared gains against
the Japanese yen and briefly extended losses versus the euro on
Wednesday after U.S. data showed retail sales in January barely
Tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained
spending, suggesting a slowdown in the pace of consumer spending
early in the first quarter.
The dollar last traded at 93.42 yen, nearly unchanged
on the day, according to Reuters data. It had been trading
around 93.48 before the release of the data.
The euro last traded at $1.3464, up 0.1 percent on
the day after briefly rising to about $1.3482 after the data. It
had been trading at $1.3474 before the release of the data.