Dollar firm before Fed’s Dudley, euro and pound hold steady

June 19, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies on Monday after slipping on soft U.S. economic data, with investors awaiting comments by a top Federal Reserve official for clues on whether recent strength can be sustained. The dollar index against a group of major currencies was flat at 97.187 . The index had climbed to a two-week high of 97.560 late the previous week after the Fed raised interest rates and kept the door open for another hike in 2017. But…

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