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LONDON, Feb 20- The euro fell back against the dollar on Thursday after a French purchasing managers' index came in well below forecast, underlining a still fragile outlook for the European economy.
Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says some European countries with struggling economies are "handicapped" by the single currency.
Advanced economies, including the United States, must avoid pulling back stimulus too quickly given the weak global economic recovery, the IMF said.
The euro hit a 7-week high versus the struggling dollar, weighed by soft data and news that foreign investors are selling US assets.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world mostly dipped on Wednesday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.
*Shares in Europe, U.S. rise ahead of Fed minutes. NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world rose slightly on Wednesday, continuing their recent advance as investors did not expect anything hinting at a change in monetary policy to be announced in upcoming minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.
LONDON, Feb 19- The dollar hit a seven-week low against the euro on Wednesday and its lowest level this year against a basket of currencies, weighed down by soft U.S. data ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting. The euro rose as high as $1.37735 during Asian trading, its strongest level since January 2.
LONDON, Feb 19- Hesistant share investors kept a wary eye on interest rates in China while the euro left the dollar in its wake on Wednesday after soft U.S. economic data argued against any rapid withdrawal of Federal Reserve stimulus.
LONDON, Feb 19- Ukrainian assets tumbled on Wednesday as a renewed wave of violence hit the capital Kiev, adding pressure on Russia's rouble which was at an all-time low to the euro.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Feb 19- The euro touched a seven-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, with the greenback struggling in the wake of more soft economic data and news that foreign investors had been heavy sellers of U.S. assets.
SYDNEY, Feb 19- Asian share markets were in hesitant mood on Wednesday as investors keep a wary eye on interest rates in China, though the euro left the dollar in its dust after more soft U.S. economic data. The action was light, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan barely changed and Australia up a slim 0.3 percent.
SYDNEY, Feb 19- Asian share markets looked set for a cautious session on Wednesday as investors keep a wary eye on interest rates in China, though the euro left the dollar in its dust after more soft U.S. economic data. The early action was light, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat and Australian stocks up a slim 0.2 percent.
The euro was up at $1.3758 in Asian trade, having stretched as far as $1.3769 overnight, its highest in seven weeks and breaching a key resistance barrier at $1.3740. Alan Ruskin, global head of G10 currency strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York, noted that the net outflow from U.S. equities over 2013 has amounted to a huge $214 billion.
*China's central bank drains $7.9 bln from the market. *Alcoa to shut Port Henry aluminium smelter in Australia. LONDON, Feb 18- Copper rose on Tuesday as support from a strong euro helped cushion concerns about short-term demand in China after its central bank moved to tighten the money supply.
The yen weakened as the Bank of Japan extended loan programs in an attempt to get Japanese banks to lend more.
*China's central bank drains $7.9 bln from the market. *Alcoa to shut Port Henry aluminium smelter in Australia. LONDON, Feb 18- Copper was steady on Tuesday after a move by China's central bank to drain funds from the market offset a stronger euro versus the dollar.
*Q4 sales 963.6 mln eur vs Reuters poll avg 940 mln. MUNICH, Feb 18- Delivering costly new engines to meet a boom in orders for passenger jets will keep profits flat at MTU Aero Engines this year, before its more lucrative spare parts business benefits later this decade, it said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Feb 18- The yen fell to its lowest in nearly three weeks against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday, after the Bank of Japan held policy steady, as expected, and extended a special lending programme to support the economy.
TOKYO, Feb 18- The yen inched down against its major counterparts in early trade on Tuesday, as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan would hold policy steady as expected and perhaps hint at the possibility of further easing ahead.
The dollar slipped to a six-week low on Monday as soft U.S. economic data stood in contrast to better figures out of the euro zone and China.