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UPDATE 1-Speculators increase long U.S. dollar bets in latest week

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(Adds table) Aug 26 (Reuters) - Speculators increased their net long U.S. dollar positions in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net long dollar position was $13.79 billion in the week ended Aug. 23, compared with a net long of $13.37 billion the previous week. The Reuters calculation for the aggregate U.S. dollar position is derived from net positions in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc, and Canadian and Australian dollars. Japanese Yen (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen) Net dollar long by $3.546 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 56,734 51,308 Short 95,541 80,199 Net -38,807 -28,891 EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros) Net dollar long by $5.495 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 210,825 199,226 Short 254,934 242,010 Net -44,109 -42,784 POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 pounds sterling) Net dollar long by $2.068 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 58,783 44,084 Short 86,749 77,193 Net -27,966 -33,109 SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs) Net dollar long by $0.312 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 9,541 7,773 Short 11,946 12,869 Net -2,405 -5,096 CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars) Net dollar short by $-1.793 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 53,617 51,843 Short 30,390 24,976 Net 23,227 26,867 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Aussie dollars) Net dollar long by $4.16 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 32,342 28,835 Short 92,370 88,083 Net -60,028 -59,248 MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos) Net dollar long by $-0.784 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 103,056 108,642 Short 134,372 130,013 Net -31,316 -21,371 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand dollars) Net dollar long by $0.092 billion 23 Aug 2022 Prior week week Long 16,789 18,412 Short 18,263 16,643 Net -1,474 1,769 (Reporting By Karen Brettell; Editing by Leslie Adler and Richard Chang)