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C$ at two-month low after strong US jobs data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar hit a two-month low against its US counterpart on Friday after data showed US job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October, dodging any significant impact from a government shutdown, and as Canadian employment figures came in close to expectations. "Canada was as expected, and the US number was much stronger than expected, so the market is going to take its cue off of the US report today," said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets. Canada's economy added 13,200 jobs in October while US employers added 204,000 new jobs to their payrolls, fanning speculation the US Federal Reserve could begin to withdraw its massive monetary stimulus sooner than expected. "The US number at the margin kept the taper discussion alive," Royal Bank of Canada chief economist Craig Wright. The US payroll data had a broad impact on financial markets, boosting the greenback against a range of ...

Dollar gains on US GDP, oil, stocks tumble NEW YORK: Stronger-than-expected US economic growth and a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank boosted the dollar on Thursday and helped push oil prices to a four-month low, but stocks on both sides of the Atlantic struggled.The euro fell sharply against the dollar after the ECB cut rates to a record low and said it would keep providing cheap financing to banks to support the euro zone recovery. Adding to the dollar's ...
C$ slips as US economy shows some strength TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against its US counterpart on Thursday after data showed the US economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter and US jobless claims fell in the latest week.The US dollar rallied after data showed US gross domestic product expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate, the quickest pace since the third quarter of 2012. Economists had expected a 2.0 percent rate.Businesses restocked shelves during the quarter, but a slowdown ...
Euro gains ahead of ECB rate decision NEW YORK CITY: The euro gained against the dollar and yen Wednesday even as most analysts expected that the European Central Bank will cut its key interest rate on Thursday.The euro got a push from a rise in bullishness that sent regional stocks surging, after Germany reported upbeat demand in September for industrial products.At 2200 GMT, the euro was at $1.3517, up from $1.3474 late Tuesday.The euro rose to 133.40 yen from 132.76 yen, while ...
Brazil real hovers 6-week low, Mexico peso dips MEXICO CITY: The Brazilian real slumped 1 percent to its weakest level in more than six weeks on Friday and Mexico's peso slid on fears of a withdrawal of US stimulus which has boosted demand for riskier emerging market assets.Data showed the US manufacturing sector last month expanded at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years, raising speculation that the Fed could move sooner than expected to wind down its bond-buying program.The Brazilian real weakened 1.0 ...
Euro falls on potential ECB rate cut; Wall St rises: global markets NEW YORK: Most global equity markets slipped on Friday despite upbeat factory data worldwide, while the euro fell to a two-week low against the dollar on growing expectations the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further to encourage growth. Stocks on Wall Street rose in a see-saw session as surprisingly strong manufacturing data overshadowed views the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus earlier than expected. US equities have been pressured since a Fed statement on ...
Loonie closes flat vs US$, firms against euro TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was unchanged against the greenback on Friday, consolidating after a recent drop as investors deliberated the probable path of monetary policy in Canada and the United States.Against most other major currencies, the loonie rose, rallying against the euro for a second session as markets speculated the European Central Bank (ECB) would cut interest rates as soon as next week.The Canadian dollar saw some lingering support from data released on Thursday that ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,689.86 0.03
Arrow Nasdaq 5,128.28 0.01
Arrow S&P 2,103.84 0.23
Arrow FTSE 6,696.28 0.41
Arrow DAX 11,308.99 0.46
Arrow CAC-40 5,082.61 0.72
Arrow Nikkei 20,585.24 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 24,636.28 0.56
Arrow Sensex 28,114.56 1.48

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