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C$ weakens with oil prices, risk aversion TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Monday, pulled lower by weaker oil prices and as investor risk aversion rattled world markets.The loonie also suffered from the overhang of disappointing labor market data last Friday that showed the Canadian economy unexpectedly shed jobs in August.Data released Monday morning showed the value of domestic building permits had a surprise surge in July, but that did little to stem the loonie's weakness.The Canadian dollar strengthened against the British pound, however, as sterling was hit by worries that Scotland might split from the rest of Britain. The concerns spilled over to markets more broadly. Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel for the first time in 14 months.An opinion poll released over the weekend showed supporters of Scottish independence in the lead for the first time ahead of a referendum set for Sept. 18."It's another disruptive event out there," said Don ...

Poor US jobs report pushes dollar lower NEW YORK: The US dollar was lower against the euro on Friday after a disappointing employment report for August dimmed expectations that the Federal Reserve might accelerate its planned rate hike next year.Hopes that the US would turn in a seventh straight month of strong jobs generation were dashed when August's number came in at just 142,000 net new positions, 80,000 less than expected.The Labor Department data supported the view that the economy is still ...
Dollar retreats on disappointing US jobs data NEW YORK: The dollar fell on Friday after data showed US employers added the fewest jobs in eight months, eroding some confidence in the domestic economy and reviving bets that the Federal Reserve might leave interest rates near zero for longer than anticipated. The US Labor Department said non-farm payrolls grew by 142,000 last month, far below the 225,000 increase among analysts polled by Reuters. The greenback scaled back from a nearly six-year high against ...
Euro gains, shares pare losses after US data NEW YORK: The euro edged higher against the dollar and global equity markets pared losses on Friday after data showed US jobs growth slowed in August, raising chances that interest rates will stay low for a longer period than markets had expected. The dollar fell after data showed US non-farm payrolls grew by only 142,000 last month, far below the 225,000 increase forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.The July figure was revised upward to ...
C$ gains, near one-week high, on data and ECB move TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed to its highest in nearly a week against the greenback on Thursday, rising along with investors' risk appetite after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows to spur growth and thwart a deflation threat.The loonie got an additional boost from data that showed the country's trade surplus jumped in July to a nearly six-year high as exports rose. The report sent the loonie to a fresh session ...
C$ boosted by risk appetite, Bank of Canada on tap TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Wednesday, boosted by renewed risk appetite on hopes for a de-escalation of geopolitical tensions, but the main focus was on the Bank of Canada's monetary policy statement later in the morning.Markets broadly were lifted after Ukraine said its president had agreed with Russia's Vladimir Putin on steps towards a "ceasefire regime" in Kiev's conflict with pro-Russian rebels. But the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal.The news ...
Euro stabilizes on Ukraine ceasefire talk NEW YORK: The euro stabilized against most major currencies on Wednesday on speculation of a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, offering some comfort to the euro zone economy which has borne the brunt of the impact of the conflict.The common currency rose from its one-year low versus the dollar after Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said an agreement was reached with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a "permanent ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region.However, the ...

 



 
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