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Forex Pros - The euro slipped against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, amid renewed concerns over Greece's sovereign debt issues as Moody's placed the ratings of major French lenders under review, citing their exposure to Greek debt.

EUR/USD hit 1.4386 during late Asian trade, the daily low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4388, shedding 0.36%.

The pair was likely to find support at 1.4319, Monday's low and a seven-day low and resistance at 1.4496, Tuesday's high.

Moody's is to review the ratings of BNP Paribas SA, France's biggest bank, as well as counterparts Societe Generale SA and Credit Agricole SA, looking at their holdings of Greek public and private debt.

Meanwhile, an emergency session of European Union finance ministers on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement on how private holders of Greek debt should share the cost of a new aid package for Greece, with the European Central Bank warning that such a move could constitute a default.

The euro was also down against the pound, with EUR/GBP shedding 0.24% to hit 0.8799.

Later in the day, the U.S. was to publish official data on consumer price inflation, as well as reports on foreign investment, industrial production and manufacturing activity.

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