The euro gained 0.3% to $1.3947 at 12:56 p.m. London time after appreciating to $1.3960, the strongest level since March 13. It reached $1.3967 that day, the most since October 2011. The 18-nation currency climbed 0.1% to 141.88 yen. The dollar fell 0.2% to 101.74 yen.
The yen weakened against the dollar, halting its biggest gain in three weeks, after Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari backed away from weekend comments that prompted the currency to rally.