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C$ weakens as falling oil prices outweigh robust GDP data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar fell sharply against the US dollar on Friday as tumbling US crude prices was the dominant driver for the currency, overshadowing higher-than-expected third-quarter Canadian growth figures.Crude oil prices hit a fresh four-year low following OPEC's decision on Thursday to keep current production levels unchanged, a move market participants said would leave oil markets oversupplied.US crude, in particular, was down nearly 6 percent from Wednesday's finish. US financial markets were closed on Thursday for the US Thanksgiving holiday.In Canada, strong exports, business investment and consumer spending helped lift the economy by an annualized 2.8 percent in the third quarter, eclipsing the 2.1 percent forecast by the market."Certainly this report on its own would provide a lift for the Canadian dollar ... however, the currency has been buffeted in recent days by the weakening in oil prices," said Paul Ferley, assistant chief economist at Royal Bank of Canada."Oil ...

US yields drop on weak US data, low euro zone rates NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasury yields hit their lowest levels in over a month on Wednesday, while long-dated yields hit more than one-month lows for a second straight day on weaker-than-expected US economic data and continued low yields in Europe. A disappointing batch of US data underpinned the bid for safe-haven Treasuries.Analysts said the data gave the US Federal Reserve more reason to keep interest rates low and that the impact was pronounced given low ...
US yields hold near session highs after BoJ move NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields held near their session highs in early US trading on Friday in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's stunning move to expansion of its asset-purchase program in an effort to boost its economy. The central bank of the world's third biggest economy decided to increase the pace at which it expands base money to about 80 trillion yen ($726 billion) per year. Previously, the BOJ targeted an annual increase ...
US bond prices edge up on weak data, Brazilian election NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices inched higher on Monday in a safe-haven bid on concerns about weak US economic data and the steep drop in Brazil's stock market following the re-election of incumbent leftist Dilma Rousseff. Economic data on the world's largest economy wobbled again on Monday, as a slowing in the US services sector and a less-than-expected rise in pending home sales lifted US bond prices. US government 30-year bond yields, which move ...
US bond yields rise as data soothes jitters NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Thursday to their highest levels in over a week as domestic and overseas data reduced jitters about a year-end slowdown in the global economy, paring safe-haven demand for low-risk government debt. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the US Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the ...
High-yield issuers set to jump on post-Fed rally NEW YORK: High-yield issuers are expected to jump on the rally in spreads sparked by Wednesday's announcement that the Fed will keep interest rates at zero for a "considerable time" to come. Some market participants expected the central bank to alter rates guidance on the back of improving economic data, but the central bank saw significant slack in the jobs market. That signaled rates are not about to rise sharply, as some had feared, leading ...
Prices drop as Fed rate forecasts worry traders NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept in place near-zero interest rates and other ultra-loose US monetary policies meant to boost economic growth.After surrendering early gains spurred by unexpectedly tame US inflation data, Treasury prices turned negative as Fed policymakers issued economic assessments and a policy statement after a two-day meeting in Washington.The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln