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Dollar droops before key data, bitcoin soars above $57,000

FOREX-Dollar droops before key data, bitcoin soars above $57,000 Updates prices as of 0615 GMT By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The dollar traded on the back foot on Tuesday, as markets looked ahead to a week of U.S. economic data that will provide fresh signals on how soon the Federal Reserve may begin cutting interest rates. L eading cryptocurrency bitcoin soared to a more than two-year high above $57,000, helped by enterprise software firm MicroStrategy Inc' s MSTR.O announcement t
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Dollar droops before key data, bitcoin soars above $57,000

FOREX-Dollar droops before key data, bitcoin soars above $57,000 Updates prices as of 0240 GMT By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The dollar traded on the back foot on Tuesday, as markets looked ahead to a week of U.S. economic data that will provide fresh signals on how soon the Federal Reserve may begin cutting interest rates. L eading cryptocurrency bitcoin soared to a more than two-year high above $57,000 after enterprise software firm MicroStrategy Inc MSTR.O announced it had bough
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Dollar droops as key US data looms; yen firms on CPI beat

FOREX-Dollar droops as key US data looms; yen firms on CPI beat By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The dollar traded on the back foot on Tuesday, as markets looked ahead to a week of key U.S. economic data that will provide fresh signals on how soon the Federal Reserve may begin cutting interest rates. The yen firmed slightly after figures showed consumer inflation stayed at the Bank of Japan's 2% target, rather than dipping below it for the first time in nearly two years, as economists
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Australia, NZ dlrs set for weekly gains as yen carries the can

Australia, NZ dlrs set for weekly gains as yen carries the can By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The Australian dollar was aiming for a third straight week of gains on Friday as it benefits from carry demand against the yen, while the New Zealand dollar weathered a dire report on retail sales that raised the risk of recession. The Aussie was up 0.4% for the week so far at $0.6562 AUD=D3 , having topped out at $0.6595 overnight.
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Australian shares flat as commodities counter gains in financials

Australian shares flat as commodities counter gains in financials Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australian shares were muted on Tuesday as tepid performances in heavyweight commodities partially eclipsed gains in financials and banking stocks, while trading was thin as the U.S. markets were closed for a public holiday. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO held its ground at 7,660.50 points by 0008 GMT.
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