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The greenback was also down against most high-yielding units with South Korea's won 0.8 percent higher and the Australian dollar 0.2 percent up.

The Labor Department said on Tuesday that its producer price index for final demand increased 0.3 percent last month after rising 0.6 percent in January.

WALL STREET: U.S. stock markets were little changed on Monday as investors took a wait-and-see mode.

Shares in Asia fell early on Wednesday with a widely expected hike in US interest rates later in the day weighing on sentiment.

U.S. Treasury yields edged lower after data showing low inflation in March suggested that the Fed could potentially lower its forecasts for interest rate increases this year. Most investors expect the Fed to raise rates for only the third time since they went to almost zero during the financial crisis in 2008. Investors will also be keeping an eye on the Fed's outlook for more rate hikes this year. On the other hand, the Fed could raise interest rates from record lows at a pace faster than expected.

"There's some initial upside from the jobs report but most people are waiting and watching to see what the central banks say later in the week", Andrew Sullivan, managing director for sales trading at Haitong International Securities Group in Hong Kong, told Bloomberg News. The U.K. government meanwhile could formally begin the process of exiting the European Union.

The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 12.76 points, or 0.07 percent, to close at 19,590.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2 percent to 5,795.20. The Netherlands has its own election this week, where politicians have also railed against the European Union and immigrants.

ENERGY: Oil prices recouped some losses after a slump in USA trading fueled by oversupply concerns. The euro rose to $1.0633 from $1.0605.

The figure sent the dollar up against the yen - a plus for Japanese shares - but it retreated in Tokyo, trading at 114.70 yen, from 114.78 yen in NY. Brent crude, which is used to price worldwide oils, gained 4 cents to $51.78 a barrel.


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