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  • *China flash PMI hits 3- mth low, Aussie slips. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Aug 21- The U.S. dollar traded at 11- month highs against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having been given a second wind after minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting sounded slightly hawkish.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns about the regional giant and overshadowed better news from Japan. Investors reacted by selling the Australian dollar, often a used as a liquid proxy for bets on China, while shares in Shanghai dropped 0.5 percent.

  • *Dollar index races to fresh 11- month highs. *China flash PMI survey next in focus. SYDNEY, Aug 21- The U.S. dollar traded at 11- month highs against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having been given a second wind after minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting sounded slightly hawkish.

  • *Eyes on Jackson Hole summit starting Thursday. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The U.S. dollar hit fresh multi-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting signaled the potential for an earlier-than-expected hike in interest rates.

  • US dollar rises after Fed minutes release Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Analysts had said a slightly more hawkish tone from the U.S. central bank could continue to drive the dollar's strength.

  • European markets close: Euro falls     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a consolidation for European stocks after a two day rally and the euro breaks below $1.33.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- The U.S. dollar advanced further on Wednesday, holding at over 11- month highs against a basket of major currencies on a view the U.S. economy was improving and that minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting could show a slightly less dovish tilt.

  • FOREX-Dollar breaks out to 11-month highs, eyes on Fed Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    *All eyes on Fed minutes, Jackson Hole speeches. WARSAW, Aug 20- The dollar reached an 11- month high against the euro and a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over the health of the U.S. economy. The greenback broke through resistance around $1.3300 and last November's high of $1.3295 per euro in morning trade in Europe.

  • Be 'cautious' on dollar longs: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says investors should be "cautious" on being long the dollar.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 20- The dollar touched an 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after positive U.S. housing data the previous day fed hopes that the world's biggest economy is strengthening.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 20- The dollar hit a four-month high versus the yen on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data the previous day added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy. The dollar rose to as high as 103.23 yen as of 0347 GMT, its highest level since early April. It last traded at 103.20 yen, up 0.3 percent on the day.

  • *Euro/dollar at 9- month low, risks fall below $1.30. *Dollar/yen seen testing July peak of 103.15 yen. TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar held firm near 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The U.S. dollar hit nine-month highs against the euro and rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after strong U.S. housing data bolstered expectations for an earlier-than-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

  • Dollar gains on better-than-expected housing data Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.

  • European markets close: Rally day 2     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the rebound of the German DAX and weaker U.K. inflation eases rate pressure.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Sterling hit a four-month low against the dollar and a near two-month trough versus the euro on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected inflation data eased pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent on the year in July, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The U.S. dollar hit nine-month highs against the euro and rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after strong U.S. housing data bolstered expectations for an earlier-than-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

  • FOREX-Sterling, kiwi slide, jury out on dollar rally Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    *Data also points to softer outlook for New Zealand dollar. WARSAW, Aug 19- Sterling and the New Zealand dollar were the main losers on major currency markets on Tuesday, hit respectively by a bigger than expected fall in inflation and lower government forecasts for growth.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Sterling fell to a four-month low against the dollar and slipped towards a two-month trough versus the euro on Tuesday, after data showed British inflation fell more than expected and eased pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent on the year in July, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • FOREX-Kiwi dips, jury out on U.S. dollar rally Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    WARSAW, Aug 19- The New Zealand dollar slid almost half a percent on Tuesday after the government trimmed its forecast for growth and future budget surpluses, while progress for its U.S. counterpart halted near the top of a recent range. "NZD was sold off hard after the PREFU," said Sue Trinh, a strategist with RBC Capital Markets in Hong Kong.