FOREX-Dollar holds tight ahead of key U.S. jobs data

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E

* Analysts are bearish on U.S. dollar

* Aussie supported by retail sales data

* Traders await non-farm payrolls

By Stanley White

TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The dollar steadied against major currencies on Friday as traders awaited key U.S. jobs data that will shed light on the strength of economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak.

The euro was in focus before data on German industrial orders, which could provide more clues about the health of the euro-zone economy.

The greenback has managed to halt its recent slide, but analysts warn sentiment remains weak due to concern about the strength of U.S. economic growth and speculation that the Federal Reserve will keep rates low for a very long time.

“The dollar has rebounded against the euro and could continue to rise a little further,” said Junichi Ishikawa, senior foreign exchange strategist at

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