Forexpros - The euro was steady against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, amid speculation over whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will outline a fresh round of economic stimulus at the Fed's annual economic conference.
EUR/USD hit 1.4426 during late Asian trade, the daily low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4420, easing up 0.04%.
The pair was likely to find support at 1.4270, the low of August 18 and resistance at 1.4499, Tuesday's high and a four-day high.
Investors remained concerned that Bernanke will not point to another round of bond-buying when he speaks Friday at the central bank's conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming amid fears that the U.S. is slipping into a recession.
The dollar remained supported after government data on Wednesday showed U.S. orders for long lasting manufactured goods jumped by a seasonally adjusted 4.0% in July, doubling expectations for a 2.0% gain.
Meanwhile, the euro was fractionally lower against the pound, with EUR/GBP dipping 0.05% to hit 0.8797.
Later in the day, the euro zone was to publish a report on Gfk German consumer climate, while the U.S. was to publish government data on initial jobless claims.