May 9, 2013 / 6:06 PM / in 5 years

Dollar smashes through key 100 yen mark, hits over 4-year high

NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.

The dollar rose as high as 100.50 yen, its highest since April 2009. It last traded at 100.46, up 1.5 percent on the day, according to Reuters data.

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