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FOREX-Dollar jumps, euro dumps after US consumer prices surge

    * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E

 (Adds details; updates prices; changes byline; previous LONDON)
    By Karen Brettell
    NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - The dollar surged to a 20-year
high against a basket of currencies and the euro neared parity
against the U.S. currency after data on Wednesday showed that
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in June, hitting a
40-1/2-year high.
    The consumer price index increased 1.3% last month as
gasoline and food costs remained elevated, more than the 1.1%
expected by economists polled by Reuters.
    The dollar index reached 108.57, the highest since Oct.
2002, from around 107.9 before the data released.
    The euro plunged to $1.00010 against the greenback, just
above a 20-year low of $1.00005 reached on Tuesday.
    
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    Currency bid prices at 8:44AM (1244 GMT)
 Description      RIC         Last           U.S. Close  Pct Change     YTD Pct       High Bid    Low Bid
                                              Previous                   Change                   
                                              Session                                             
 Dollar index                 108.5100       108.2000    +0.31%         13.429%       +108.5800   +107.7800
 Euro/Dollar                  $1.0004        $1.0036     -0.30%         -11.98%       +$1.0109    +$1.0001
 Dollar/Yen                   137.6800       136.8750    +0.58%         +19.59%       +137.7100   +136.6900
 Euro/Yen                     137.73         137.37      +0.26%         +5.69%        +138.1700   +137.1300
 Dollar/Swiss                 0.9807         0.9821      -0.17%         +7.49%        +0.9829     +0.9752
 Sterling/Dollar              $1.1837        $1.1885     -0.35%         -12.43%       +$1.1942    +$1.1828
 Dollar/Canadian              1.3055         1.3021      +0.26%         +3.25%        +1.3060     +1.2979
 Aussie/Dollar                $0.6731        $0.6757     -0.33%         -7.35%        +$0.6803    +$0.6726
 Euro/Swiss                   0.9810         0.9854      -0.45%         -5.39%        +0.9864     +0.9809
 Euro/Sterling                0.8450         0.8438      +0.14%         +0.60%        +0.8455     +0.8404
 NZ                           $0.6085        $0.6127     -0.62%         -11.04%       +$0.6158    +$0.6084
 Dollar/Dollar                                                                                    
 Dollar/Norway                10.2725        10.2520     +0.21%         +16.62%       +10.2775    +10.1740
 Euro/Norway                  10.2795        10.2876     -0.08%         +2.66%        +10.3055    +10.2413
 Dollar/Sweden                10.6180        10.5637     +0.11%         +17.74%       +10.6225    +10.5078
 Euro/Sweden                  10.6227        10.6110     +0.11%         +3.80%        +10.6326    +10.5979
 

 (Editing by Andrew Heavens)
  
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