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Dollar holds losses as Fed minutes signal slower rate hikes

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By Samuel Indyk LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar held onto losses on Thursday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November meeting supported the view that the central bank would downshift and raise rates in smaller steps from its December meeting. The eagerly awaited readout of the Nov. 1-2 meeting showed officials were largely satisfied they could now move in smaller steps, with a 50 basis point rate rise likely next month after four consecutive 75 basis point increases. “The Fed will be happy to move rates by 50 basis points in December and 25 basis points from the first meeting n…

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