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The U.S. dollar held on to its four-year high on Friday, thanks to Thursday’s Wall Street selloff.
The dollar was back on the front foot against the yen and several other major currencies on Friday, on track for an 11th straight weekly gain.
The euro hit a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday on the prospect of diverging monetary policy.
The yen rose after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced concern about the economic impact of its fall to a six-year low.
The battered euro pulled away from a 14-month trough against the dollar, as the greenback eased after a 10-week streak of gains.
The dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains on Monday, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973.
The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than expected.
The dollar rose after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected, reinforcing the view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner.
The U.S. dollar strengthened following Fed news after earlier hitting an 8-year high against the Japanese yen.
*Sterling inches up ahead of Scotland vote, implied vols jump. LONDON, Sept 17- The dollar neared six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday as investors awaited fresh clues from the Federal Reserve on when a first hike in U.S. interest rates is likely to come.
*China bank liquidity speculation underpins Aussie. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 17- The U.S. dollar firmed on Wednesday, recovering from a setback in the previous session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's latest guidance on U.S. interest rates.
*China bank liquidity speculation lifts Aussie. SYDNEY, Sept 17- The U.S. dollar nursed modest losses early on Wednesday, having suffered an unexpected setback as jitters mounted hours before the Federal Reserve offers its latest guidance on interest rates.
Renewed sales of the Australian dollar were the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday.
Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro after the country elected a minority government.
The dollar index was headed for a ninth consecutive week of gains after retail sales data added to expectations that U.S. growth is gaining steam.
Britain stepped up its bid to become a leading trading partner with China with the launch of the first offshore renminbi government bond.
The U.S. dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and sterling recovered some ground after recent nerves over Scottish independence.
The dollar also trounced the Australian dollar and several emerging currencies on Wednesday, the latest sign of a long-awaited return of volatility.
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.
LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. As the dollar broke to a six-year peak on the yen and a 14- month top against the euro, gold sagged to a three-month trough and Brent oil settled below the $100 a barrel mark.