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Speculators cut short dollar bets in latest week - CFTC, Reuters data

Dec 2 (Reuters) - Speculators cut their net short U.S. dollar positions in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net short dollar position was $938 million in the week ended Nov. 29, compared with a net short of $1.82 billion the previous week. The Reuters calculation for the aggregate U.S.
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Dollar gives back gains, strong wage growth complicates Fed policy

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar dipped on Friday as a Federal Reserve official said rate hikes are likely to slow and as investors took profits from earlier gains after jobs data and wage inflation were surprisingly strong in November and muddied the outlook for how hawkish the U.S. central bank will be.
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C$ posts weekly decline as U.S. jobs data rattles investors

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.4% against the greenback * For the week, the loonie was down 0.8% * Canada adds 10,100 jobs in November * Canadian bond yields ease across curve By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as domestic jobs data caused few surprises, while a stronger-than-expected U.S.
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C$ adds to weekly decline despite domestic jobs gain

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.2% against the greenback * For the week, the loonie was on track to fall 0.6% * Canada adds 10,100 jobs in November * Canadian bond yields rise across curve TORONTO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its broadly stronger U.S. counterpart on Friday as investors weighed U.S. and Canadian jobs data for its impact on the pace of central bank interest rate hikes.
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Dollar jumps as wage growth spurs hawkish Fed bets

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar jumped on Friday after data showed that U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in November while average hourly earnings also increased, potentially giving the Federal Reserve more incentive to raise interest rates. Employers added 263,000 jobs in November, well above estimates of 200,000. Average hourly earnings jumped by 0.6% in the month, above expectations for a 0.3% gain.
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Dollar jumps as strong jobs number spurs hawkish Fed bets

* Graphic: World FX rates Link (Recasts; changes byline; previous LONDON) By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar jumped in line with U.S. Treasury yields on Friday after data showed that U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in November, potentially giving the Federal Reserve more incentive to raise interest rates. Employers added 263,000 jobs in November, well above estimates of 200,000. Average hourly earnings jumped by 0.6% in the month, above expectations for a 0.3%
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Canada's November jobless rate edges down ahead of rate decision

By Steve Scherer and Fergal Smith OTTAWA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian economy added a limited number of jobs in November and the unemployment rate came in lower than expected as fewer people looked for work, official data showed on Friday, in a tepid report that may bolster the chances for a normal-sized interest rate increase next week. Canada added 10,100 jobs in November, broadly in line with the forecast gain of 5,000, while the jobless rate fell to 5.1%, Statistics Canada said.
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Dollar slips to 5-month low, yuan set for biggest weekly gain since 2005

By Samuel Indyk LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar was pinned near a five-month low against a basket of major currencies on Friday ahead of key U.S. labour market data, while the yuan was set for its biggest weekly gain since China abandoned its dollar peg and revalued its currency in 2005. The dollar index =USD , which measures the currency against six major peers including the yen and euro, fell 0.2% to 104.47, having earlier touched its lowest level since June 29 at 104.36. The index slippe
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Dollar steadies near 16-week low, yuan set for biggest weekly gain since 2005

By Samuel Indyk LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar was pinned near 16-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Friday ahead of key U.S. labour market data, while the yuan was set for its biggest weekly gain since China revalued its currency in 2005. The dollar index =USD , which measures the currency against six major peers including the yen and euro, fell 0.1% to 104.55, having earlier touched its lowest level since June 29 at 104.36. The index slipped over 5% last month on expectati
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Dollar wobbles as inflation ebbs, jobs data in focus

By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Friday but was pinned near 16-week lows against a basket of major currencies as data showing increased U.S. consumer spending emboldened investors' hopes that the peak in interest rates was in sight. The dollar index =USD , which measures the currency against six major peers including the yen and euro, rose 0.05% to 104.71, not far off Thursday's trough of 104.56, the lowest since Aug.
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Dollar wobbles as inflation ebbs, eye on jobs data

By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Friday but was pinned down near 16-week lows against a basket of major currencies as data showing increased U.S. consumer spending in October emboldened investor hopes that the peak in interest rates was on the horizon. The dollar index =USD /, which measures the currency against six major peers including the yen and euro, rose 0.191% at 104.840 but was not far off Thursday's low of 104.56, the lowest since Aug.
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Dollar index lowest since August as inflation moderates

By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar dipped to 16-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after data showed that U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in October, while inflation moderated, adding to expectations that the Federal Reserve is closer to reaching a peak in interest rates. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that it was time to slow rate hikes, noting that "slowing down at this point is a good way to balance the risks." Investor
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C$ dips against greenback; falls harder vs other G10 currencies

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.2% against the greenback * Canadian manufacturing PMI rises to 49.6 in November * Investors cut Bank of Canada rate hike bets * 10-year yield falls to lowest since Aug. 18 By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as investors reduced bets on another oversized interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada next week and despite the greenback losing ground against some major peers.
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Canadian dollar lags G10 peers as greenback slides

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.3% against the greenback * Price of U.S. oil rises 2.9% * Canadian manufacturing PMI rises to 49.6 in November * Canadian bond yields ease across curve TORONTO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar fell against its broadly weaker U.S. counterpart on Thursday, as investors scaled back Bank of Canada interest rate hike bets and domestic data showed factory activity slowing for a fourth straight month.
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Dollar index lowest since August as inflation moderates

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar dipped to 16-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after data showed that U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in October, while inflation moderated, adding to expectations that the Federal Reserve is closer to reaching a peak in interest rates.
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Yen, pound hit strongest in three months on Powell remarks on Fed slowing

By Alun John LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The dollar weakened to three month-lows against the yen and the pound on Thursday, after comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell that U.S. rate hikes could be scaled back "as soon as December", but the euro failed to climb past a major resistance level. The aggressive pace of U.S. Federal Reserve rate increases this year has sent the dollar soaring, thanks to higher U.S.
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Dollar falls to 3-month low vs yen on Powell remarks on Fed slowing

By Kevin Buckland and Alun John TOKYO/LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The dollar tumbled more than 1.5% to a three-month low against the yen on Thursday, after comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell that U.S. rate hikes could be scaled back "as soon as December" though the euro failed to climb past a major resistance level. The aggressive pace of Federal Reserve rate increases this year has sent the dollar soaring, thanks to higher U.S.
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Dollar plunges to 3-month low vs yen as Powell says Fed to go slow

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The dollar tumbled to a three-month low against the yen on Thursday as traders focussed on comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that interest rate hikes could be scaled back "as soon as December". Powell said on Wednesday that "slowing down at this point is a good way to balance the risks" but added that controlling inflation "will require holding policy at a restrictive level for some time".
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Dollar plunges to 3-month low vs yen as Powell says Fed to go slow

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The dollar tumbled to a three-month low versus the yen on Thursday as traders focused on comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that interest rate hikes could be scaled back "as soon as December." Powell said on Wednesday that "slowing down at this point is a good way to balance the risks" but added that controlling inflation "will require holding policy at a restrictive level for some time".
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Dollar sinks to 3-month low vs yen as Powell says Fed to go slow

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The dollar tumbled to a three-month low versus the yen on Thursday as traders keyed on comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that interest rate hikes could be scaled back "as soon as December." The dollar-yen pair is extremely sensitive to changes in long-term U.S. yields US10YT=RR , which slid to a nearly two-month low of 3.6% overnight after Powell said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that "slowing down at this point is a good way
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