24 Jan '11, 12pm

FOREX-Euro off 2-mth high vs dollar, Ireland in focus: * Euro retreats from 2-month high against dollar

* Euro climbs to two-month high against dollar * Volatile price swings; euro zone inflation a concern * Euro new year rally clears speculator shorts -CFTC data By Steven C. Johnson and Nick Olivari NEW YORK, Jan 24 - The euro rose for a fifth straight session on Monday, hitting a two-month high near $1.37 as expectations of higher euro zone interest rates sparked traders to push the currency above important technical levels. Political turmoil in Ireland again highlighted problems in indebted euro zone countries and a suicide bombing at Russia's biggest airport capped the European currency's rise. [ID:nLDE70N1JGc] But the euro gained momentum in the New York session, and traders said tough talk on inflation from European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet on Sunday was a catalyst driving it to its highest level since November.[ID:nLDE70M0GT] "They are closer to tigh...

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