* U.S. economic data help the dollar

* South Korean won, shares hurt by Texas Instruments outlook

* Russian rouble, stocks pulled down by lower oil prices

By Aaron Saldanha

April 24 (Reuters) – Emerging-market currencies fell on Wednesday against a dollar strengthened by U.S. economic data. Stocks fell, with South Korean shares falling on worries that chip demand would weaken.

Data on Tuesday showed sales of new single-family homes in the United States rose in March to their highest in nearly a year and a half, strengthening the dollar.

MSCI’s emerging-market currencies index slipped 0.1 percent. Its index of developing-world stocks was last down 0.3 percent, after dropping to its lowest level in more than a week.

The strong U.S. data and upbeat U.S.