* Euro hits fresh 2-year low, nears July 2012 trough * Dollar index hits highest since March 2006 * Focus on economic and policy divergence benefits dollar * Draghi quoted as saying risk of ECB failing its mandate higher than 6 months ago By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The dollar hit its Read More

* Dollar index sees biggest yearly gain since 2005 * Oil falls 3 percent before paring losses (Updates prices, adds comment) By Marcy Nicholson and Clara Denina NEW YORK/LONDON, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Gold fell 1.5 percent on pressure from weak oil prices and gains in the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, and was poised to Read More