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GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment, with Chinese stocks jumping for the second day following a rocky start to the week. * The dollar held at one-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, having benefited from upbeat U.S. data and as investors continued to cut back on safe-havens such as the yen. * Crude oil futures rose on Friday in Asian trading, adding to their biggest on
NEW YORK, Aug 28 - The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday for a fourth straight session of gains after some Federal Reserve officials did not rule out an interest rate hike next month despite this week's market meltdown.
LONDON, Aug 27 - Sterling fell to a 1-1/2-month low against the dollar on Thursday after data showing the United States grew robustly in the second quarter, boosting a view that U.S. interest rates could rise this year.