The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on monetary policy continued to pile the pressure on the greenback while financial markets awaited U.S.-China trade talks and Federal Reserve minutes for directional cues.

Euro was amongst the largest gainers versus the buck, up roughly 0.8 percent overnight, touching a 12-day peak of 1.1601.

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was down 0.1 percent at 95.186 after losing 0.7 percent the previous day. It fell to 95.070 on Tuesday, its lowest since Aug. 9.

Trump told Reuters in an interview on Monday that he was "not thrilled" at the Fed's rate hikes, sparking the dollar's latest downturn.

Only a week ago, the single currency plunged to a 13-1/2 month low of 1.1301, hit by concerns that Turkey's financial turmoil -exemplified by the lira's plunge to a record low - could hurt European banks.

The common currency then bounced back as the United States and China agreed to hold low-level trade talks, calming market nerves and reducing demand for the safe-haven dollar. A pullback by Turkey's lira from all-time lows has also brought relief.

The U.S.-China trade talks are expected to begin later on Wednesday in Washington.

GBP/USD stood steady at 1.2903 and in close reach of the two-week high of 1.2924 scaled the previous day.