* Dollar boosted as risk sentiment worsens

* Euro falls to lowest since July 2017

* Yen seen drawing safe-haven bids

* Turkish lira marks record low, rouble also slumps

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By Tom Finn

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The euro sank to its lowest
levels in more than a year on Friday after a report that the
European Central Bank (ECB) was growing concerned about the
exposure of banks to a dramatic slide in the Turkish lira.

The plummeting lira, caused by a deepening rift with the
United States and worries about Turkey’s economy has sent
ripples across markets. Investors jumped into the safe-haven
dollar, yen, and Swiss franc and sold emerging market
currencies.

The euro was hit hard after the Financial Times reported on
Friday, citing two sources, that the ECB had concerns about
banks in Spain, Italy and France and their exposure to Turkey’s
woes. Traders said that had pulled the euro down against the
dollar and other currencies including the Swiss franc.

The Turkish lira’s slump has bred concern about
investor exposure to Turkey and in particular whether
overleveraged companies would be able to pay back hard currency
loans after years of borrowing in euro and dollars.

"Markets are waiting for a Turkish response to the FX
crisis, and hoping for more credible monetary policy as well as
diplomatic overtures," said Societe Generale strategist Kit
Juckes.

"The longer the market waits, the more contagious the crisis
can be, not just to emerging market assets but to developed
market ones. The Swiss franc, yen, and dollar are the only
‘safe’ currencies in the very short term," he said.

The euro fell 0.6 percent to $1.1432 , its weakest
since July 2017. Against the yen, the euro slid 1 percent to
126.79 yen, a two-month low. "We now have the first signs of the EUR/USD rate plunging
through key support on fears over the impact of the turmoil in
Turkey on the European banking sector," said analysts at MUFG.

The euro is down almost 1 percent for the week, partly
because of investor concerns that Italy is heading for a costly
and unsustainable spending spree.

The dollar jumped to a 13-month high against a basket
of currencies, climbing more than 0.6 percent to 96.172. The
Japanese yen and Swiss franc rose.

The flight from risky assets heaped pressure on
commodity-linked currencies including the Australian dollar,
which fell one percent to $0.7280, an 18-month low. "Risk aversion is taking control again, putting pressure on
emerging market currencies while letting the safe haven dollar
and the Swiss franc appreciate," said Antje Praefcke, a currency
strategist at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.

Global foreign exchange markets this summer have been
dominated by political angst, from U.S. sanctions on Russia and
Turkey, to rising tensions in the Middle East and in Europe.

The rouble retreated overnight to its lowest
since November 2016, weakening beyond the psychologically
important 65-per-dollar threshold.

Russia said on Friday it would consider it an economic war
if the United States imposed a ban on banks or a particular
currency. The British pound continued to slide. It has fallen
this week as investors increase bets on a "hard" Brexit.

U.S. consumer price inflation data for July due on Friday is
expected to show inflation increased 0.2 percent, after rising
0.1 percent in June.

(Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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