02 Feb '11, 12pm

FOREX-Dollar-index falls to 12-week low, near key support: * Dollar-index eyes trendline support around 76.50

* Dollar-index <.DXY> eyes trendline support around 76.50 * Dollar used as a funding currency as risk appetite grows * Expectations for hawkish ECB buoy euro, hits 12-week high By Neal Armstrong LONDON, Feb 2 - The dollar-index hit 12-week lows on Wednesday, heading towards key support as solid manufacturing data this week, low U.S. yields and stimulative U.S. monetary policy pushed investors towards riskier assets. Strong manufacturing numbers from the United States and other countries fuelled optimism on global economic growth, with expectations of loose U.S. monetary policy further encouraging risk-taking as concerns over euro zone peripheral debt seemed to be contained for now. "The dollar is weak due to the huge U.S. deficit, no yield and a very dovish central bank," said Ray Farris, currency strategist at Credit Suisse. "The market is now embracing the idea that the ...

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