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C$ dips as boost from US presidential debate fades TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened slightly against its US counterpart on Wednesday despite higher oil prices as a boost from the US presidential debate faded.A view that Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fared better than rival Donald Trump in a television debate supported Mexico's peso and the Canadian dollar on Tuesday. Both countries have strong trade ties to the United States.Trump has said he would renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he is elected.Markets were looking ahead to an appearance by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and a meeting of oil producers in Algiers. Crude is a major Canadian export.US crude prices were up 1.12 percent at $45.17 a barrel after sharp losses in the previous session, as industry data showed a surprise draw in US crude stocks, although worries over a lack of agreement among producers to curb output kept a lid on ...
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