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The economy grew just 1.6% in 2016 as a whole, the slowest rate of growth since 2011.
Investors also remained cautious as they pondered the economic implications of President Donald Trump’s pledges of increased fiscal spending, tax cuts and protectionism.
In the week ahead, markets will also pay close attention to Friday’s U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for January.
The Bank of Japan will unveil its latest policy stance on Tuesday and the U.S. on Wednesday.
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Dollar slips on lacklustre U.S. data, concerns over Trump trade policy
Apart from Trump, market focus was on monetary policy, with the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England holding policy meetings this week.
The Australian dollar was 0.1 percent higher at $0.7556 and the New Zealand dollar was also 0.1 percent firmer, at $0.7272 .
Trump, who favours bilateral trade deals instead of multilateral agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), late last week proposed clauses preventing currency manipulation in bilateral trade agreements.
Trump has hinted that he does not want a strong dollar because it makes U.S. exports less competitive.
The dollar was down 0.6 percent at 114.410 yen after it rise on Friday to 115.380, its highest since Jan. 20.
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Dollar Slips After Trump Move, Asia Stocks Decline: Markets Wrap
Here are the main moves in markets on Monday:CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dropped 0.3 percent.
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Stocks in Japan and Australia dropped with S&P 500 index futures, while markets in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam are among those closed for holidays.
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