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Strong dollar hits Latam FX, Russian assets rise

* Dollar jumps eyeing Fed rate hikes * Russian stocks jump, rouble retraces some declines * S.African rand falls as c.bank delivers 'measured' rate hike * Chile's peso slips back after 150-bps rate hike By Susan Mathew and Shreyashi Sanyal Jan 27 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Thursday after the dollar jumped following the Federa
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South African rand weaker as central bank signals gradual approach

(Updates after rate decision) JOHANNESBURG, Jan 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened on Thursday as the central bank raised interest rates by the expected margin and suggested it would only increase rates gradually in the future. By 1610 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 15.3850 against the dollar, 0.3% weaker than its previous close. The South
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Russian assets cheer Moscow-Washington diplomacy

* Russian stocks jump 4.5% * South African rand falls despite rate hike as dollar rallies * Chile's peso rises after 150-bps rate hike By Susan Mathew Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia's rouble jumped 2.2% on Thursday despite a rally in the dollar and stocks surged after the Kremlin left the door open for dialogue over the Ukraine crisis, while Chile's lar
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Hawkish Fed hammers emerging stocks; currencies outside Asia rise

* Markets start to price in more than four Fed hikes this year * China's yuan slides 0.7%; Alibaba slides 7% * Russian rouble firms after breaching 80 a dollar on Wed * S.Africa cenbank seen hiking by 25 bps at 1300 GMT By Susan Mathew Jan 27 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks slumped to over 14-month lows on Thursday and currencies were set for th
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South African rand opens weaker as Fed flags rate hikes

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The South African rand opened weaker on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell primed investors for U.S. interest rate hikes, causing the dollar to leap. At 0610 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 15.4300 against the dollar, 0.6% weaker than its previous close. Overnight the Fed left its policy rate unchange
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