The dollar eased further versus the euro and sterling following another round of weak US economic data, falling to 1.4708 and 1.9722, respectively. A key indicator of consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in 16-years with the University of Michigan preliminary sentiment survey dropping to 69.6, versus 78.4 from January. Industrial output in January crept up marginally to 0.1% versus a flat reading in December. Meanwhile, capacity utilization also increased slightly to 81.5% from 81.4% a month earlier.
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