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C$ strengthens as Canada housing starts seen lifting GDP TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against its US counterpart and outperformed other major currencies on Monday after data showed Canadian housing starts came in ahead of expectations in May.A report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed seasonally adjusted annualized housing starts rose to 198,324 last month, while April was revised higher to 196,687 units. Analysts had forecast 185,000 for May.The data suggested housing will contribute to economic growth in the second quarter after an unusually frigid winter put a chill on construction."Most of (the Canadian dollar) strength came in tandem with the stronger-than-expected housing starts number which, a combination of that and the slight revision to last month, would suggest that the housing market is providing more of a lift to GDP than anyone expected," said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotiabank."We are trading up as well as Aussie, which suggests it's somewhat of a global growth, positive ...

Dollar rises vs. euro in thin trade NEW YORK: The dollar drifted higher against the euro in thin trade Monday after a news-packed week marked by European Central Bank's new stimulus measures and a solid US May jobs report."The rebound from the euro last week following news of the ECB's rate cuts and targeted lending scheme was retraced Monday," said John Kicklighter, chief currency strategist at DailyFX.The euro slipped to $1.3592 around 2100 GMT from $1.3641 late Friday."The general underpinning the dollar ...
C$ firms as Canada housing starts beat forecast TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was marginally stronger than its US counterpart on Monday after data showed Canadian housing starts came in ahead of expectations in May, but market moves were muted ahead of what looked like a quiet week.A report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed seasonally adjusted annualized housing starts rose to 198,324 last month, while April was revised higher to 196,687 units. Analysts had forecast 185,000 for May.The stronger data suggested housing ...
Dollar gains broadly on higher yields after Friday jobs data NEW YORK: The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday in the wake of last week's sturdy U.S. jobs report, with bids supported by higher U.S. government bond yields compared to those of European counterparts.The dollar extended gains against the euro after the European Central Bank unveiled its latest monetary policy measures to combat deflation last week, which included cutting its main rates to record lows."People are feeling that the risk versus ...
Dollar edges higher after upbeat US jobs data NEW YORK: The dollar rallied slightly against the euro and other major currencies on Friday after a solid May US jobs report pointed to growth in the world's largest economy.US employers created more than 200,000 jobs for the fourth straight month in May, the Labor Department said. A net 217,000 positions were added, nearly all by the private sector.Though a hair below expectations, the report generally showed the recovery in the labor market was steadily ...
C$ a tad weaker after North American jobs reports TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was slightly weaker against the greenback on Friday as investors weighed an underwhelming domestic jobs report against data that showed a solid pace of hiring south of the border.The Canadian economy created 25,800 jobs last month, largely in line with expectations, but the positions were part-time.Economists said the details were more disappointing than the overall figure. In contrast, US employment returned to its pre-recession level with 217,000 jobs added in May.The ...
US dollar skews toward weakness after May jobs report NEW YORK: Investors trimmed US dollar holdings on Friday after a solid May US jobs report nearly matched consensus and left little chance the US Federal Reserve will deviate from its course of removing monetary accommodation from a strengthening economy. This follows Thursday's long-promised steps by the European Central Bank to increased the level of monetary stimulus into the euro zone economy, which over time puts pressure on investors to sell euros and buy higher ...

 



 
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