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Pressured by a report about the European Commission possibly re-opening the disciplinary  process against Italy over failure to rein debt and fining the country up to $4 billion, the shared currency weakened modestly against its rivals with the EUR/USD pair sliding to a session low of 1.1187.  

With the initial reaction,  the 10-year Italian bond yield jumped to a daily high of 2.623% and was last seen adding 2.6% on the day at 2.61%.