Dollar slips for the 4th day after G-20 meet

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The greenback has been on the retreat since the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but stopped short of predicting a sharper acceleration in monetary tightening over the next two years.

USA crude futures (CLc1) traded at $48.30 per barrel in early Asian trade, up slightly from late US levels but down 1.1 percent so far this week.

Banks were among the biggest decliners in Europe, dragged down by a 3 percent fall in Deutsche Bank shares one day before the start of Germany's biggest lender's 8 billion-euro cash call.

"As the world's number one economy is preparing to set significant barriers against the world, investors are increasingly anxious", she said.

Breaking a decade-long tradition of endorsing open trade, G20 finance ministers and central bankers made only a token reference to trade in their communiques on Saturday.

Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world´s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.35 percent to 834.10 tonnes on Friday from 837.06 tonnes on Thursday.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose nearly 0.4 percent to hit its highest level in more than two years on Monday.

G20 financial officials reiterated their warnings against competitive devaluations and disorderly currency markets.

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The appetite for risk was evident in emerging market currencies with the dollar slipping to 22-month lows against the Taiwan dollar TWD= and near a five-month trough on the South Korean won KRW=.

"Sentiment towards the dollar has deteriorated significantly", Societe Generale FX analysts said in a note.

Yesterday, it fell for the fourth day running against the basket of currencies used to measure its broader strength, as reaction to a G-20 summit dominated by the Trump administration's protectionist bent extended last week's sales.

The Singapore dollar strengthened against the U.S. dollar on Monday (March 20), going below the US$1 = S$1.40 mark for the first time in more than four months.

Gold has built on gains made last week as the United States dollar slides to six-week lows.

The dollar traded at 112.54 against the yen, down substantially from a high of 115.51 set earlier this month.

The leading candidates clashed in a televised debate on Monday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right leader Marine Le Pen of lying and seeking to divide the French.

Oil prices stayed under pressure, though they hovered above their 3-1/2-month lows touched a week ago, as investors continue to grapple with worries about growing US oil output and high inventories.

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