US stocks slip on fiscal cliff woes
The euro hit a more than two-month low against the dollar and a one-month trough versus the yen on concern about the delays in aid for debt-burdened Greece and on uncertainty about whether Spain will seek a bailout.
Worries about Greece and Spain have caused the euro to lose value against the safe-haven dollar in seven of the last nine trading sessions. So far in November, the euro has fallen 1.9 percent against the dollar and 1.7 percent against the yen.
In late trading, the euro was slightly lower at $1.2704, after earlier trading as low as $1.2660, its lowest level since Sept. 7.
Greece's international lenders gave the country more time to fix its budget, though they did not disburse the aid Greece had hoped to use to refinance 5 billion euros of its debt by Friday.
A public clash between Greece's international lenders over how Athens can bring its debts down to a sustainable level has fueled fears that Europe's troubles could flare up anew.
When those overseeing resolution to the euro zone crisis continue to disagree, it becomes very difficult to instill confidence in investors, said Sean Cotton, foreign exchange adviser at Bank of the West in San Ramon, California.
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