In Europe, rising worries over Ukraine also weighed, offsetting data that showed Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery. Strong results from Boeing failed to inspire Wall Street investors to keep pushing equities higher.
NEW YORK, April 23- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro and yen on Wednesday, undermined by a decline in U.S. equity prices and Treasury yields and finding little support from a slower-than-expected expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says inflation remains the main driver for the euro and expects inflation to weaken further, pushing the ECB into action.
LONDON, April 23- European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as signs of a still stuttering Chinese economy and rising worries about Ukraine offset a reassuring set of European economic numbers.
LONDON, April 23- The Australian dollar sank almost one percent in value on Wednesday after a lower than expected rise in consumer prices appeared to reduce the chances of higher official interest rates this year.
SINGAPORE, April 23- The Australian dollar slid on Wednesday after data showed that Australian consumer prices rose less than expected in the first quarter, lessening the risk of a rise in domestic interest rates this year. Other major currencies were subdued, with the euro edging up 0.1 percent to around $1.3817, while the dollar eased 0.1 percent to 102.55 yen.
*Survey on China's manufacturing sector key for risk sentiment. SYDNEY, April 23- The world's major currencies started trade on Wednesday in Asia on familiar ground after an uninspired session that kept the dollar, euro and yen locked in narrow ranges. In Asia much will depend on a survey of China's manufacturing activity due at 0045 GMT.
The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi made clear the euro's strength is a possible trigger to ease monetary policy.
NEW YORK, April 22- Investors trimmed their positions of U.S. dollars on Tuesday after a two-week run higher, unmoved by a U.S. Trading ranges remained narrow as Europe returned from the Easter holidays and faced uncertainty over whether European Central Bank policy will move toward more monetary stimulus.
LONDON, April 22- The euro hovered near a two-week low against the dollar on Tuesday and fell to a two-month low against the British pound, as expectations the ECB will try to halt any further strengthening kept investors away from the single currency.
*Q1 hit by weaker Russia, China, currency effects. FRANKFURT, April 22- Philips warned on Tuesday it would struggle to post a rise in operating profit for 2014 after slowing demand in China and Russia, combined with the impact of a strong euro, wiped out its first-quarter sales growth.
LONDON, April 22- The euro hovered near a two-week low against the dollar on Tuesday and fell against the yen, as expectations the ECB will try to halt any further strengthening kept investors away from the single currency. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is scheduled to give a keynote speech in Amsterdam on Thursday.
LONDON, April 22- M&A talk in the pharmaceutical sector lifted European shares on Tuesday, but failed to support the euro, which held at a two week low against the dollar on rising expectations of further policy easing by the European Central Bank.
Phyllis Papadavid, global FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says the Aussie dollar was set to strengthen against both the kiwi and euro.
A record Japanese trade deficit in the fiscal year fueled the dollar's rise against the yen, but tensions in Ukraine were likely to limit losses.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The currency has gained 2.3 percent on the U.S. dollar and nearly 6 percent against Japan's yen in the past six months.
The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance.
LONDON, April 17- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments which gave the euro and the yen a lift.
*Q1 operating profit 919 mln euros, below poll of 961 mln. FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expected the negative impact of volatile exchange rates to worsen in the second quarter as the strong euro weighs on its financial results.