Aussie buoyant, dollar listless as Omicron optimism lifts risk assets

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TOKYO : The Australian dollar hit its strongest level in a week on Wednesday amid a pick-up in risk appetite on signs Omicron may be less severe than other COVID-19 variants, but still vulnerable to existing vaccines.The Aussie rose to US$0.7124 for the first time since Dec. 1, and traded at 80.80 yen, no