The euro languished near a fresh two-year trough as further slowdown in euro zone inflation intensified pressure for more stimulus from the ECB.» Read More
Investors bet that the U.S. economy is growing at a pace that is likely to lead the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates next year.
Sterling plunged on fears over the outcome of Scotland's upcoming independence referendum and the Australian and Brazilian currencies also dropped.
The euro rose to session highs against the dollar after U.S. hiring in August fell far short of forecasts.
The euro hit fresh 14-month lows against the U.S. dollar and nearly two-year lows against the Swiss franc on Thursday.
The euro steadied against almost every other major currency on Wednesday after Ukraine said it has agreed on a ceasefire with Russia.
The euro sagged on Tuesday to fresh one-year lows against the dollar on bets the ECB will do more to help a wobbly euro zone economy.
The euro hit a year-low against the dollar on Monday, as investors added to bets against the single currency before a policy meeting this week.
The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data.
Better-than-expected U.S. growth data lifted the dollar on Thursday as the euro fell amid worries about tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
The euro turned higher in choppy trading Wednesday as traders reacted to headlines that the ECB is unlikely to take new action early next week.
The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank.
WELLINGTON, Aug 25- The New Zealand dollar has tumbled to six-month lows in the past month and may fall further, giving the Reserve Bank of New Zealand room to raise interest rates again before year end.
Yellen's speech cited persistent labor market slack but noted faster recovery in the sector could accelerate the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
Central bankers gathered for a three-day meeting in Wyoming that will feature a potentially market-rattling speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
The euro recovered from a 11-month low against the dollar, helped by better-than-expected German private sector growth data.
U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.
*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.
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.
The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.