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The euro fell on Friday as hopes for a Greek bailout deal took a hit after the International Monetary Fund pulled out of crunch talks between Athens and its creditors.
In Tokyo, the single currency was at $1.1229 and 138.63 yen, against $1.1260 and 139.00 yen in New York.
The dollar bought 123.47 yen against 123.45 yen.
The Greek stock market?s benchmark returned to a southbound course on Wednesday, following another session of low trading volume, due to the lack of progress in negotiations between Greece and its creditors, while the sense that the entire market has been holding its collective breath for months now is palpable.
According to the second estimate of Eurostat, which was released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's GDP growth surpassed the EU average in the first quarter of 2015.
The country's GDP in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 0.9 % compared to the previous quarter, while there was a 2 % growth compared to the same quarter in 2014.
By Dimitra Manifava
The mood regarding the economy in Greece is at its gloomiest in the last 18 months as the uncertainty over the future grows and fears of the worst are far from banished, according to a survey on economic sentiment by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) published on Tuesday.
Greek Labor Minister Panos Skourletis said on Tuesday that Athens could not make more concessions in negotiations for a cash-for-reforms deal and its international lenders must assume their responsibilities.
"There is no room for more compromises. We are waiting for the other side to assume its responsibilities,» Skourletis told Greece's Skai TV.