Euro closes higher at almost 1. 25 dollars

(AGI) Rome, Nov 14 - The euro closed at 1.2492 dollars onFriday after dropping below 1.24 dollars due to U.S. retailsales figures exceeding expectations, and peaking at 1.2499dollars. The yen dropped to its lowest value in seven years at116.82 against the dollar, and also fell to 145.59 against theeuro. The Japanese currency was weighed down by the wait forthe government's new monetary policy. .

(AGI) Rome, Nov 14 - The euro closed at 1.2492 dollars onFriday after dropping below 1.24 dollars due to U.S. retailsales figures exceeding expectations, and peaking at 1.2499dollars. The yen dropped to its lowest value in seven years at116.82 against the dollar, and also fell to 145.59 against theeuro. The Japanese currency was weighed down by the wait forthe government's new monetary policy. .