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C$ weakens as US data boosts the greenback TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Tuesday as encouraging economic data south of the border prompted investors to pick up the US currency, to the detriment of the loonie.The Canadian dollar saw little benefit from renewed risk appetite in other financial markets as concerns over geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased.Despite some intraday swings, the loonie has mostly moved sideways since the end of July. While analysts expect the currency could consolidate around the C$1.09 level for now, it is likely to weaken further before long, partly due to an improving US economy.Data on Tuesday supported that view as housing starts and building permits surged in July, while consumer prices rose only modestly."The data that came out stateside - the housing data particularly - was better than expected, and that's been one of the weaker segments of the US economy lately," said Don Mikolich, executive director ...

US dollar gains on stronger-than-expected housing data NEW YORK: The US dollar hit nine-month highs against the euro and rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after strong U.S. housing data bolstered expectations for an earlier-than-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve.U.S. housing starts surged 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 1.09-million unit pace in July, snapping two straight months of declines, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected starts to rise to a ...
Euro slips as Ukraine tensions ease NEW YORK: The euro softened Monday after a Berlin meeting between the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia helped lower market worries, even if it did not resolve tensions between the two.Traders had fled higher-risk currencies to safe havens on Friday after Ukraine said it had destroyed some Russian armored cars, sparking fears of an escalation. But Russia dismissed the claim.Then, five hours of talks late Sunday that also involved the foreign ministers of Germany ...
C$ little changed as data offsets risk appetite TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Monday as stronger risk appetite in financial markets broadly was offset by data that showed foreign investors were net sellers of Canadian securities in June.The loonie was expected to trade in a range in the near term with Canadian inflation and retail sales data due on Friday, and with the annual gathering of central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole getting underway later in ...
US dollar gains on reduced Ukraine-Russia tensions, US housing data NEW YORK: The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive U.S. housing data.Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were viewed as less heated following talks among Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday. Russia said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved, but no progress was made toward a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the ...
Russia-Ukraine tensions drive yen, Swiss franc higher NEW YORK: News that Ukraine had attacked a Russian military convoy that entered its territory sent investors fleeing to the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Friday, while the dollar slipped.The foreign-exchange market reacted in a relatively muted fashion to the spike in geopolitical tensions between the neighboring countries, which had weighed on US and European equity markets and sent oil prices surging higher.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that government artillery had destroyed a "considerable ...
C$ highest in over two weeks after revised jobs data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Friday to its highest in over two weeks after revised data showed the domestic economy added far more jobs in July than earlier reported.The loonie also got some help from a separate report that showed factory sales increased in June for the fifth time in six months. The combined reports sent the loonie to near a session high, where it was flirting with breaking through both ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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