The euro stayed lower against the dollar and the yen after a report showed European retail sales dropped in July.
The 17-nation shared currency was 0.4 percent lower at $1.2513 as of 10:09 a.m. London time, and fell 0.5 percent to 98.09 yen.
Sales slipped 0.2 percent from June, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today, in line with the median estimates of 21 economists in a Bloomberg News survey.
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