TOKYO (AFP) - The dollar had mixed fortunes against other major currencies in Asian trade Friday as markets waited for a potential rescue plan for troubled Wall Street titan Lehman Brothers, dealers said. Dealers downplayed the impact of a downward revision to Japanese economic growth, which was the sharpest contraction in nearly seven years but not as bad as the market expected. The dollar gained in late trade, rising to 107.36 in the Tokyo afternoon, up from 107.05 in New York late Thursday. The euro firmed to 1.4008 dollars from 1.3969, rising back above the 1.40 threshold which it slipped under Wednesday for the first time in a year. The euro rose to 150.36 yen from 149.55. The dollar gained on a Wall Street Journal report that Bank of America was among companies in talks to salvage Lehman Brothers, which badly needs a boost after massive mortgage-related losses. But the movement was slim, with some dealers saying Lehman Brothers would have announced any deal two days ago when it made a disappointing presentation to investors. There is also speculation that the Federal Reserve may broker a deal between the two banks, similar to when it helped Bear Stearns sell itself to JPMorgan Chase earlier this year to prevent a collapse. Investors were cautious ahead of earnings results next week by major Wall Street banks Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs on concern they could spill red ink. Markets are nervous "as the main focus now is the credit crunch, and investors are only thinking about risk or risk aversion and macroeconomic data is outside their radar," said Yuji Saito, forex strategist at Societe Generale. The market is expecting the United States later Friday to report negative wholesale inflation and retail sales data. Worse-than-expected figures would likely pressure the greenback, dealers said. Dealers said the euro benefited mostly from technical factors and that the single European currency would stay under pressure on worries the 15-member eurozone will fall into a recession later this year. Markets mostly ignored Japan's downward revision of second-quarter growth to a 3.0 percent contraction, which was not as severe as the market had anticipated as demand for Japanese exports falls. Among other currencies, the New Zealand dollar recovered from losses over an aggressive rate cut, despite the government Friday setting a date for elections. The kiwi was at 65.43 US cents, up from 64.97 a day earlier. The dollar was mixed against regional Asian currencies. It fell to 1.4362 from 1.4404 Singapore dollars, to 1,108.85 from 1,109.65 South Korean won and to 47.02 from 47.09 Philippine pesos. But it gained to 9,466 from 9,454 Indonesian rupiah, to 32.06 from 32.04 Taiwan dollars and to 34.75 from 34.72 Thai bhat.