July 9 (Reuters) – The euro hit a two-month high against the dollar and rose broadly on Friday as improving risk demand prompted European banks to pick up the currency.
The euro EUR= climbed as high as $1.2723 according to electronic trading platform EBS. London traders cited demand from a Swiss bank from around $1.2680 as helping to push the single currency higher.
It rose broadly, climbing to 112.69 yen EURJPY= and 83.84 pence against sterling EURGBP=D4, its highest versus both currencies since June 21. (Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu)