NEW YORK Nov 19 The dollar slightly pared
losses versus the Japanese yen and briefly pared losses versus
the euro on Monday after U.S. housing data showed strength in
The dollar last traded at 81.24 yen, flat on the day.
It traded around 81.18 before the release of the data.
The euro last traded at $1.2794, up 0.4 percent on
the day. It fell as low as $1.2776 after the release of the data
versus around $1.2786 before it, according to Reuters data.
U.S home-builder sentiment rose for a seventh consecutive
month in November to hit its highest in over six years.
U.S. home resales unexpectedly rose in October, a sign that
slow improvements in the country's labor market are helping the
housing sector recovery gain traction.