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FOREX-Dollar dips as U.S. policy worries, Fed minutes weigh

NEW YORK, Feb 23 The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Thursday on a perceived lack of progress on U.S. tax reform and public spending, while Wednesday's more dovish-than-expected Federal Reserve meeting minutes continued to weigh on the greenback.

FOREX-Dollar dips as policy worries weigh

LONDON, Feb 23 The dollar retreated almost half a percent against the yen on Thursday, weighed down by the lack of progress towards a near-term rise in interest rates or tax reforms and public spending that investors hope will reflate the U.S. economy.

FOREX-Eyes on France as dollar drifts

LONDON, Feb 23 The dollar traded close to one-month highs on Thursday, as the lack of a clearer signal from the U.S. Federal Reserve that it might raise interest rates next month countered surprise praise from the new Treasury Secretary for a strong currency.

Emerging market hedge fund assets hit record $200 bln-report

LONDON, Feb 23 The assets of hedge funds investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, rising by $9.3 billion in 2016, according to industry tracker Hedge Fund Research (HFR) said on Thursday.

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Deportation plans cast shadow on Trump envoy talks with Mexico

MEXICO CITY Mexico will relay its anger to senior U.S. officials on Thursday about a bid by President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants south across the border, the latest point of tension between the two neighbors.