Yen pulled back against U.S. dollar on Tuesday, after news of the development of a coronavirus vaccine dragged the safe haven currency on optimism of a global economic recovery.
U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE said their vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large-scale clinical trial.
The yen inched higher to 105.07 against the dollar, after suffering its biggest loss overnight since March.
The vaccine news comes amidst the global tally of COVID-19 infections touched 50.68 million on Monday, fuelling worries of more lockdown measures across the globe.
The euro was slightly changed at 1.1819, after falling more than 0.4% overnight.
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