Dollar Falls to 15-Year Low Against Yen
The dollar slipped 0.8% to 81.13 yen at 6:37am in New York, from 81.81 yen on Wednesday. Earlier, it fell to 80.89 yen, the weakest since 1995. The dollar fell to as low as $1.4122 against the euro, the weakest since Jan. 26.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak on monetary policy tomorrow. On Oct.4, he said that the central bank's large-scale asset purchases boosted the economy, and that more quantitative easing would likely do so as well.