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Weak Chinese data bogs down dollar, commodity currencies NEW YORK: The dollar hit three-week lows on Tuesday and commodity-linked currencies fell hard as disappointing Chinese import data fed worries about the global economy and raised bets the Federal Reserve would not raise US interest rates until 2016. The pound shed as much as 1 percent against the dollar and touched a five-month low against the euro after domestic inflation turned negative again. In contrast, the Swedish crown rose to a near four-month peak versus the greenback as domestic consumer prices grew for the first time in four months in September. "The market is worried about commodity demand in China. We saw early weakness in most commodity prices," said Thierry Albert Wizman, global interest rates and currencies strategist at Macquarie Ltd. in New York. The 19-commodity Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB Index , a global benchmark for commodities, fell 0.1 percent before turning up 0.55 percent with a rise in ...

C$ hits 2-1/2 month high on risk rally; jobs data dampen moves TORONTO: The Canadian dollar rallied against its US counterpart on Friday, at one point touching its strongest level since late July, as investors took on more risk, relieved by indications of a more dovish US Federal Reserve. The currency surged to a session high immediately after data showed the Canadian economy created 12,100 jobs last month, but quickly pared gains as market participants digested the report, which included an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate ...
C$ firms on rising oil; jobs data in focus TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Thursday, powered by oil prices that surged to three-month highs.The move in crude, a major Canadian export, came after a closely watched oil forecaster predicted prices would rise to $75 a barrel over the next two years. US crude oil futures settled up $1.62, or 3.39 percent, at $49.43 after touching $50.07.The Canadian dollar ended at C$1.3017 to the greenback, or 76.82 US cents, stronger than ...
C$ near 2 month highs, bolstered by oil price rally TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed for the sixth straight session against the US dollar on Wednesday, touching levels not seen in nearly two months as crude oil prices pushed higher on evidence supplies were falling and demand was rising.Oil, a major Canadian export, has been a significant drag on the loonie for more than a year now, with the currency plunging to multi-year lows alongside crude prices that have more than halved since June 2014.Oil ...
C$ ekes out gain as oil offsets trade deficit hit TORONTO: The Canadian dollar extended its four-day advance against the greenback on Tuesday, as a rally in crude prices offset earlier losses due to data that showed Canada's trade deficit widened in August as exports slumped.Exports fell by 3.6 percent, the largest decline since January 2012, as exports of energy products sank 14.7 percent. The slump, which comes following two months of robust growth, pushed the country's trade deficit to C$2.53 billion, far off the ...
C$ firms after dismal US jobs data casts doubt on Fed hike TORONTO: The Canadian dollar rallied to a two-week high against its US counterpart on Friday following dismal US labor market data that raised fresh doubts the US economy was ready for an interest rate hike this year.Hiring outside of farming climbed by 142,000 in September, well below the 203,000 economists polled by Reuters had predicted. August figures, already below forecast, were revised sharply lower.The disappointing numbers sent the greenback down sharply, hitting a two-week low, ...
Dollar slumps after US jobs report disappoints NEW YORK: The dollar slumped on Friday, stung by a September US jobs report depicting slower hiring, which raised doubts the economy was strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise US interest rates this year as had been widely anticipated. Losses for the dollar against the euro and Swiss franc topped 1 percent, and the dollar index was off nearly 1 percent after touching a low last seen on Sept. 24. Payrolls outside of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,337.64 0.96
Arrow DAX 11,169.54 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,892.99 1.51
Arrow Nikkei 19,847.58 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 22,498.00 0.40
Arrow Sensex 25,775.74 0.17

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