Dollar, euro hold steady amid Ukraine worries

The dollar traded virtually unchanged against the euro and yen Monday amid fresh worries about the Japanese and Chinese economies and ongoing tensions in Ukraine.

At 2100 GMT the euro was at $1.3875, compared to $1.3874 late Friday.

The dollar bought 103.26 yen, barely up from 103.24, while the euro was at 143.28 yen, compared to 143.31 yen Friday.

The greenback was flat against the Swiss franc. at 0.8777 franc per dollar.

Only the British pound among majors changed much: falling to $1.6642 from $1.6711 against the greenback.

Earlier, a lowered estimate of Japan's fourth quarter growth, and weak inflation and trade data in China, boosted concerns about their ability to help the global economy strengthen.

The march toward a secession vote showdown in Ukraine's Crimea also left traders cautious.