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Currencies: Dollar rises vs. yen after private-sector jobs data

The U.S. dollar edged up against the yen and held steady against the euro Wednesday, ahead of an update on private-sector hiring before the release of the U.S. government’s closely watched labor-market report due later this week.

The greenback was up against the yen USDJPY, +0.32% at ¥103.21, up from ¥103.03 late Tuesday in New York. The U.S. currency in Asia overnight climbed to a fresh one-month high of ¥103.23.

The euro EURUSD, -0.0538% meanwhile, bought $1.1145, little changed from $1.1140 in the previous session. The shared currency was steady after Eurostat data showed consumer-price inflation in the eurozone was 0.2% higher in August than during the same month a year earlier, below expectations of a 0.3% rise.

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