The euro tumbled to a four-and-a-half-year low against the Swiss franc on Thursday
The euro tumbled to a four-and-a-half-year low against the Swiss franc on Thursday and the yen picked up as speculators looked for places of refuge after China's Hubei region, the focal point of the coronavirus episode, announced a sharp increment in the quantity of new cases.
Utilizing another strategy for determination, the territory wrote about Thursday 14,840 new instances of the infection as of Feb. 12, up from 1,638 new cases on Tuesday. The quantity of passings in the territory rose by 242, a day by day record, to 1,310.
"Taken together, it proposes blurring the medium-term response," said Elsa Lignos, worldwide head of FX procedure at RBC Capital Markets.
The underlying move was to dump unsafe resources, be that as it may. In the wake of debilitating to a three-and-a-half-week low the day preceding, the yen increased 0.3% against the dollar on Thursday to 109.770 yen.
The euro plunged to 1.0622 francs, beneath its 2016 trough of 1.0623 and its least level since August 2015. It last remained around 1.06235 (EURCHF=).
"At the point when you see numbers this way, you can't resist the urge to move to chance off exchanges, which means purchase the yen and sell stocks," said Ayako Sera, advertise strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Tokyo.
The Australian dollar , generally utilized as an intermediary for hazard on Chinese resources, fell 0.22% to $0.6724. The New Zealand dollar slipped 0.2% to $0.6453.