FOREX-Dollar turns tail as Trump edges ahead in fiercely contested US election

* Dollar tumbles as Trump seen favoured in Florida* Dollar/yen slides 2.5 pct, euro/dollar up 1.3 pct* Mexican peso tumbles, swiss franc rallies

(Updates throughout)By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO, Nov 9 The dollar tumbled more than two
percent versus the yen at one point and turned tail against
other major peers in volatile trade on Wednesday, as Republican
presidential candidate Donald Trump edged ahead of Democratic
rival Hillary Clinton in a tight U.S. election battle.Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of
Florida, Virginia and Ohio, clinging to a narrow advantage over
Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White
House.The dollar was down roughly 2.5 percent at 102.430 yen
in a volatile day that also saw it rise to 105.480
earlier.The dollar fell 1.2 percent against the Swiss franc, another
safe-haven, at 0.9660 franc.

“The catalyst behind the dollar’s slide was reports that put
Trump ahead of …
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