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US$ eases after six straight gains

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The US dollar eased against a basket of currencies after six straight days of gains on Wednesday, with falls for stock markets prompting some profit-taking and a drift of money into the traditional security of the yen.

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THE US dollar eased against a basket of currencies after six straight days of gains on Wednesday, with falls for stock markets prompting some profit-taking and a drift of money into the traditional security of the yen.

The Japanese currency gained more than half a per cent