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CORRECTED-FOREX-Dollar steadies near seven-week lows as interest rates hold

 (Corrects strategist's name in second reference)
    * Dollar firms after dipping to lowest since March 3
    * Euro strengthens
    * British pound tests $1.40, then eases
    * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E

    By David Henry
    NEW YORK, April 20 (Reuters) - The dollar steadied on
Tuesday amid a mix of gains and losses against major currencies
as interest rates in the United States moved in a tight range
and the outlook for vaccinations in Europe improved.
    After touching its lowest level in nearly seven weeks in
Asia trading, the dollar index steadied in Europe and was
flat in the morning in New York at 91.0160, down 0.02%.
    The euro rose 0.15% to $1.2053 and the British
pound backed off 0.12% to $1.397 after gaining 1% on
Monday.
    The dollar has fallen in April as U.S. bond yields retreated
from the 14-month highs of 1.776% reached last month. The
currency and yield declines have come as evidence mounted that
the Federal Reserve would be slower about tightening monetary
policy than it had appeared to the market, analysts said.
    The 10-year Treasury yield was trading in a
narrow range around 1.60% on Tuesday.
    The currency and interest rate markets could be relatively
calm for another few weeks as the Fed and the European Central
Bank each take their time about adjusting their rate policies,
said Mazen Issa, senior currency strategist at TD Securities.
    "There really isn't a strong catalyst in either direction
this month to really break us out of ranges," Issa said. 
    Some encouragement for euro came from the announcement that
the European Union has secured an additional 100 million doses
of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and
Pfizer.
    The vaccination news suggests that the pace of Europe's
recovery from the pandemic will begin to catch up with the
United States and its story of faster growth, Issa said.
    "The FX market is moving away from this idea of full-on U.S.
exceptionalism to being in a little bit more in limbo now," he
said.
    Against the Japanese yen, the dollar bounced to 108.822
after having broken below 108 for the first time since March 5.
    The commodity-linked Norwegian crown hit its strongest since
2018 versus the dollar, and also reached its strongest since
January 2020 versus the euro.
    Bitcoin was up less than 1% and trading around $56,138
 on Tuesday morning.
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    Currency bid prices at 10:30AM (1430 GMT)
 Description       RIC         Last           U.S. Close  Pct Change     YTD Pct       High Bid    Low Bid
                                               Previous                   Change                   
                                               Session                                             
 Dollar index                  91.0160        91.0490     -0.02%         1.150%        +91.2280    +90.8560
 Euro/Dollar                   $1.2053        $1.2036     +0.15%         -1.35%        +$1.2080    +$1.2026
 Dollar/Yen                    108.2150       108.1500    +0.06%         +4.73%        +108.5450   +107.9750
 Euro/Yen                      130.42         130.14      +0.22%         +2.76%        +130.9600   +130.0700
 Dollar/Swiss                  0.9142         0.9153      -0.08%         +3.37%        +0.9169     +0.9136
 Sterling/Dollar               $1.3970        $1.3989     -0.12%         +2.27%        +$1.4008    +$1.3950
 Dollar/Canadian               1.2523         1.2531      -0.07%         -1.66%        +1.2540     +1.2479
 Aussie/Dollar                 $0.7781        $0.7755     +0.37%         +1.18%        +$0.7815    +$0.7755
 Euro/Swiss                    1.1017         1.1016      +0.01%         +1.94%        +1.1047     +1.1010
 Euro/Sterling                 0.8625         0.8605      +0.23%         -3.49%        +0.8633     +0.8603
 NZ Dollar/Dollar              $0.7213        $0.7180     +0.46%         +0.45%        +$0.7229    +$0.7180
 Dollar/Norway                 8.2980         8.2965      +0.08%         -3.30%        +8.3200     +8.2520
 Euro/Norway                   10.0007        9.9866      +0.14%         -4.46%        +10.0145    +9.9532
 Dollar/Sweden                 8.4063         8.3980      +0.22%         +2.56%        +8.4295     +8.3615
 Euro/Sweden                   10.1320        10.1099     +0.22%         +0.55%        +10.1470    +10.0990
 
    
 (Reporting by David Henry in New York and Elizabeth Howcroft in
London; Additional reporting by Hideyuki Sano and Kevin
Buckland; Editing by Larry King, Steve Orlofsky and Alex
Richardson)
  
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