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The yen gained on Wednesday, as struggles in stock markets and the emerging markets forced investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
The Australian dollar surged almost two percent on Tuesday after moves from the country's central bank dropped.
The euro was soft on Monday as investors thought it more likely the European Central Bank would have to ease policy to combat slowing inflation.
The euro fell as soft euro zone inflation data rekindled concerns the ECB may have to act to combat deflation, while the dollar gained.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Thursday after data showed the US economy produced solid growth in the fourth quarter.
Several analysts see an upside for Russia to the emerging market rout, seeing it as "easy money" for the government's coffers.
The yen rose against the dollar, suggesting emergency action to stabilize Turkey would not be enough to quell nerves over emerging markets.
If Scotland becomes independent and keeps the British pound, the Bank of England would "simply implement whatever monetary arrangements" were negotiated, says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.
The dollar regained a firmer footing against the yen on Tuesday as investors took a breather from a sell-off of stocks and emerging market assets.
Safe-haven currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc were much in demand on Monday as an emerging markets sell-off continued.
The yen, Swiss franc and euro charged higher amid worries about a China slowdown and turmoil in some emerging markets.
Sterling rose to an almost three-year high against the dollar on growing expectations that the BoE will raise interest rates sooner.
*Asia subdued ahead of Chinese manufacturing survey. *Wall Street unimpressed by mixed bag of corporate earnings. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, while Australia's main index lost 0.4 percent.
*Eyes on China's manufacturing sector report. SYDNEY, Jan 23- The Canadian dollar wallowed at four-year lows early on Thursday after the Bank of Canada all but begged the market to sell the currency, while sterling took off as investors priced in an earlier start to rate hikes in the UK.
*UK jobs data drive sterling higher. NEW YORK, Jan 22- The dollar edged higher on Wednesday, helped by sharp gains against the Canadian currency as the greenback's outlook stayed upbeat, with the Federal Reserve possibly a week away from its next round of reduction in asset buying.
The dollar slipped on Wednesday, hurt by gains in sterling and the Australian currency.
*Sterling hits highest in year vs euro after UK data. European assets grabbed the spotlight, with sterling hitting a three-week high against the dollar and a one-year high against the euro on hints of an impending UK rate hike. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 and Dow were down, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose.
*UK jobs data drive sterling higher. "Sterling and the Aussie dollar are separate issues by themselves, but in terms of the U.S. dollar, the market is still comfortable adding to long positions as the Fed tapering remains on track," said Vassili Serebriakov, currency strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
*Sterling hits highest in year vs euro after UK data. That kept world stocks hovering near 5 1/ 2- year highs, though the mood soured in Europe as Portugal suffered its worst day since July. Wall Street focused on another flurry of company earnings, including results from eBay and Netflix, and on' Redbook' data.
*UK jobs data drive sterling higher. UK unemployment slid to within a whisker of the level at which the Bank of England has said it might consider a rise in interest rates, driving sterling- the best performing major currency of the past six months- another half a percent higher against both the euro and dollar.