* Dollar down for week, though underpinned by rate hike hopes
* US producer price index shows signs of inflation as CPI awaited
* BOJ Kuroda maintains commitment to easy policy
By Lisa Twaronite
TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The dollar steadied in early Asian trading on Friday, on track for weekly losses as investors awaited U.S. inflation data to gauge the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will stick to its plan to raise interest rates again this year.
The Singapore dollar slipped 0.2 pct to 1.3550 versus the U.S. dollar from 1.3514 after…