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US$ up on rate hike hopes, baht slips after blast

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 05:50

Tokyo

THE US dollar broadly rose on Tuesday as strong housing data bolstered hopes for a US interest rate hike, while the Thai baht slumped to a fresh six-year low after a deadly Bangkok bombing.

In Tokyo, the greenback edged up to 124.47 yen, against 124.41 yen in New York, after