12 May '11, 2am

FOREX-Dollar firm near 3-week high on commodities, Greek debt

* Dollar bought back as oil prices resume descent * Euro under pressure on lingering debt problems, hits 7-week low vs GBP * Aussie dollar tumbles to 1-week low after surprisingly weak job data TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm near a three-week high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as a rout in commodities and an uncertain outcome on Greece's debt problems lowered risk appetite and prompted traders to expect more unwinding of dollar-funded bets on risk assets, with its break above a trendline pointing to the chance of more gains. The euro, bruised by concern that the problems in Greece could spin out of control despite policy-makers efforts to support it, hovered just above a three-week low against the dollar after having broken below its 55-day moving average, and also flirted with 1 1/2-month lows against the yen and the pound. Adding momentum to ...

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