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Dollar near one-week high as traders prepare for Powell, payrolls tests

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar stuck close to a one-week high on Wednesday, holding on to gains from a three-day rally, as investors braced for comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell later and a crucial monthly jobs report at the end of the week. The euro hovered near a one-week low after German and Spanish consumer price figures came in weaker than expected, triggering a lowering of rate hike bets for the European Central Bank and pointing a spotlight at
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Yen gains before Powell speech, Aussie jumps

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The greenback edged lower against the Japanese yen on Tuesday with Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell due to speak on Wednesday, while the Aussie dollar jumped as sentiment improved on hopes that China would reopen from COVID shutdowns. Powell’s comments will be evaluated for any new signs of hawkishness, with key jobs data for November due on Friday.
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Aussie jumps on China reopening hopes

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Aussie bounced back on Tuesday as sentiment improved on hopes that China would reopen from COVID shutdowns that have increased fears about global growth, while the U.S. dollar dipped slightly against the euro and yen. China will speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for elderly people, health officials said on Tuesday, aiming to overcome a key stumbling block in efforts to ease unpopular "zero-COVID" curbs.
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Dollar rebounds on Fed expectations, Aussie drops

By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The dollar clawed back earlier losses on Monday as a hawkish Federal Reserve official laid out the case for further rate hikes, while the Australian dollar sank on concerns about unrest over COVID-19 restrictions in China. The greenback rebounded in early U.S. trading and added to gains after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S.
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Dollar rebounds on Fed expectations, Aussie drops

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The dollar clawed back from earlier losses on Monday as a hawkish Federal Reserve official laid out the case for further rate hikes, while the Australian dollar sank on concerns about unrest over COVID restrictions in China. The greenback rebounded in early U.S. trading and added to gains after St.
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Yen, Swiss franc gain on China concerns, dollar drops

* Graphic: World FX rates Link By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The safe-haven Swiss franc and Japanese yen gained on Monday, while the Aussie dollar and Chinese yuan underperformed as protests against COVID restrictions in China knocked market sentiment. The U.S. dollar dipped, meanwhile, which analysts said was unusual as it ran counter to its typical role as a safe haven.
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Dollar down as Fed minutes, U.S. data weighs

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed and John McCrank NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell across the board on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's November meeting showed that most policymakers at the central bank agreed it would soon be appropriate to slow the pace of interest rate hikes. The readout of the Nov. 1-2 meeting, at which the Fed raised its key rate by three-quarters of a percent for the fourth straight time in an effort to combat decades-high inflation, showed official
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Dollar extends losses after Fed minutes

NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar extended its losses against the euro and the yen on Wednesday, after minutes released from the Federal Reserve's November meeting showed a "substantial majority" of policymakers agreed it would "likely soon be appropriate" to slow the pace of interest rate hikes. The euro EUR=EBS was 0.9% higher against the dollar at $1.03905, on pace for a second straight session of gains.
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Dollar down as U.S. data weighs; traders await Fed minutes

(Updates prices, market activity, comments to U.S. market open; previous LONDON) By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell across the board on Wednesday, after data showed U.S. business activity weakened further in November and as traders remained on edge ahead of the impending release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's November meeting.
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Dollar on edge ahead of Fed minutes, kiwi gains

(Updates prices) By Iain Withers LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar held firm on Wednesday ahead of the release of closely-watched minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, while the New Zealand dollar strengthened on the back of a record rate rise to curb rampant inflation. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the currency against a basket of six counterparts, was broadly flat at 107.1, after shedding 0.65% the previous day amid a pick-up in sentiment that supported ris
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Dollar on edge ahead of Fed minutes, kiwi jumps

By Iain Withers LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar held firm on Wednesday ahead of the release of closely-watched minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, while the New Zealand dollar strengthened on the back of a record rate rise to curb rampant inflation. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the currency against a basket of six counterparts, was broadly flat at 107.1, after shedding 0.65% the previous day amid a pick-up in sentiment that supported riskier currencies.
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Dollar gains with bond yields up, Fed in focus

By Sinéad Carew and Amanda Cooper NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The dollar gained slightly on Friday and remained on track for its largest weekly gain in over a month as investors eyed rising bond yields and continued to make bets on the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking path. The U.S. currency gained steam as the session wore on and was up against the euro and the yen but was down slightly against sterling, which regained some lost ground after a volatile session on Thursday fo
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Dollar up slightly with investors eying year-end, Fed path

By Sinéad Carew and Amanda Cooper NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The dollar gained slightly on Friday and remained on track for its largest weekly gain in a month as investors continued to make bets on the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking path. The U.S. currency gained against the euro but fell against the yen and the pound, which edged higher after a volatile session on Thursday in the wake of Britain's budget, which included tax increases and spending cuts.
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Dollar rises with bets on hawkish Fed; sterling drops

By Sinéad Carew and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields increased and investors eyed hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials, while the British pound fell as investors were left unimpressed by the UK government's latest budget. The greenback rebounded a little after falling in recent weeks as inflation data and Fed policymakers' remarks had fuelled bets that the U.S.
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Dollar bounces with bets on hawkish Fed; sterling drops

(Corrects to Thursday from Wednesday in paragraph 3) By Sinéad Carew and Harry Robertson NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields increased and investors bet on a relatively hawkish Federal Reserve, while the British pound fell as the UK government unveiled its latest budget update. The greenback has been falling in recent weeks as inflation data and Federal Reserve commentary implied that it could soon slow the pace of its interest rate hikes.
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Dollar is red but supported by U.S. data, hawkish Fed speakers

By Sinéad Carew and Alun John NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The dollar was supported by stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales data on Wednesday as investors also looked for clues from Federal Reserve speakers on the path for interest rates. But the euro gained against the greenback and the yen as geopolitical concerns eased after Poland and NATO said on Wednesday that Tuesday's explosion, which killed two in Poland, was probably from a stray missile from Ukraine's air defenses and not
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Dollar weighed by easing Polish tensions, supported by U.S. data

By Sinéad Carew and Alun John NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The euro pulled higher against the dollar and the yen on Wednesday as concerns about a missile strike in Poland eased but the dollar gained some support from stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales data. The market reversed from Tuesday's risk-off shock after Poland and NATO said on Wednesday that the previous day's explosion, which killed two, was probably from a stray fired by Ukraine's air defenses and not an intentional Russ
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Dollar slips on easing tensions over Polish missile strike

By Alun John LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The dollar slid back on Wednesday towards the multi-month lows it hit a day earlier after the flight to the safe-haven greenback caused by a missile strike on Poland reversed, as it emerged the blast was likely caused by Ukrainian air defences. The euro EUR=EBS was last 0.67% higher at $1.04205 and closing in on the four-and-a-half month peak of $1.0481 it touched Tuesday after U.S.
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Dollar gains fizzle out as traders reassess risks from Poland

By Kevin Buckland and Alun John TOKYO/LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The dollar on Wednesday traded just above multi-month lows against most majors as flows that had supported the safe-haven currency slowed after Joe Biden said a missile that caused an explosion in Poland may not have been fired from Russia. NATO-member Poland and Ukraine said on Tuesday the blast that killed two on the Polish side of their border was likely caused by a Russian-made rocket, raising concerns of an escalation in the w
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Dollar rally fizzles as traders reassess risks from Poland

By Kevin Buckland and Ankur Banerjee TOKYO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The safe-haven U.S. dollar's early gains fizzled following volatile trading on Wednesday as traders took comfort from U.S. President Joe Biden's remarks that a missile that caused a explosion in Poland may not have been fired from Russia. NATO-member Poland and Ukraine say the blast that killed two in a town close to their border was caused by a Russian-made rocket, raising concerns of an escalation in the war.
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