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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 growth in usage of the renminbi in Europe is going gangbusters," said Evan Goldstein, global head of renminbi services at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.
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.
Use of the Chinese yuan in Germany and the U.K. has doubled over the last year, as London and Frankfurt fight to become trading hubs.
*Dollar sets 13- month high, euro struggles. LONDON, Aug 27- Copper fell on Wednesday as a firm dollar and the prospect of increasing supply of the metal offset growing confidence in U.S. economic growth.
The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
One analyst has warned of a crowded trade in the euro currency that could spell pain for some investors if not treated with caution.
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.
The China property market's lack of mortgage securities has allowed it to skirt one of the systemic causes of the U.S. property crash, until now.
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.
The cruise industry is seeking a bigger slice of the growing Chinese tourist pie, with Beijing putting its heft behind expansion efforts.
OCBC's planned rights issue to finance its pricey Wing Hang Bank acquisition has reassured the market, but now it must overcome skepticism.
U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.
The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.
*Spot rate and c.bank guidance rate rarely trade together. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Aug 18- China's central bank and currency traders have found rare consensus on the yuan's value after months of widely divergent pricing, but analysts are divided about whether the current accord signifies a genuine relaxation of control by Beijing.
The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.
China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.
A robust U.S. 30-year bond auction supported Treasuries prices in general and weighed on yields, which has underpinned the greenback, analysts said.