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C$ dives, bond yields sink to record  TORONTO: Canada's dollar hit its weakest level in six months on Friday and longer-term bond yields tumbled to record lows as investors fled riskier trades after weak North American economic data added to worries about stumbling global growth. Canada's dollar touched a low of C$1.0443 against the greenback, or 95.76 US cents, its lowest level since late November after a disappointing US jobs report. The data, which showed jobs growth in May at its weakest in a year, raised worries that the US economy is not immune to weakness in Europe, where Spain is struggling to support its banks, or to slower growth in China. The commodity-linked currency was also hurt by data that showed the Canadian economy grew less in the first quarter than the Bank of Canada had expected. Following Friday's data, traders raised bets of a Bank of Canada interest rate cut by the end of the year. "The Bank of Canada ...

European fiscal woes sink euro against dollar, yen  NEW YORK: The euro weakened on Thursday against the US dollar in a volatile session punctuated by concerns over Spain's banking sector and disappointing US economic data that at one point sent the common currency to a fresh 23-month low. The euro also hit an 11-1/2-year low against the rallying Japanese yen. A report by Dow Jones that said the International Monetary Fund was discussing a contingency plan for a rescue loan to bail out Spain's third ...
C$ slides to 5-month low; bond yields drop  TORONTO: Canada's dollar slumped to a five-month trough against the US dollar on Thursday and longer-term bond yields hit record lows as investors shunned riskier trades on signs of soft US growth and worries about Spain's debt troubles. The Canadian currency touched C$1.0366 against its US counterpart, or 96.47 US cents, its weakest since Dec. 20. The commodity-linked currency weakened after US data suggested the labor market recovery there was stalling after a strong performance early in ...
Euro falls 1pc vs US dollar to near 2-year low  NEW YORK: The euro weakened 1 percent in value against the US dollar on Wednesday, slumping to a near two-year low as Europe's sovereign debt crisis and banking sector concerns sapped investors' resolve and pushed them to sell the euro zone common currency. The US dollar hit a fresh 15-month high against the Swiss franc while sterling dropped about 1 percent against the greenback. Investors also bought Japanese yen as a safe haven. A bond sale in ...
TORONTO: Canada's dollar skidded to a four-and-a-half month low against its US counterpart on Wednesday, and bond yields plummeted, as worries about the euro-zone debt crisis rattled investor confidence. Canada's currency tracked moves in global markets as the euro fell to a near two-year low, while equities and commodity markets plummeted on worries about Spain's ailing banking sector and soaring borrowing costs. Spain's stock market hit a nine-year low as the country's borrowing costs rose to near ...
NEW YORK: The euro slid to almost a two-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as worries about Spain's soaring borrowing costs and its troubled banks looked set to prompt more selling of the common currency. Egan-Jones Ratings cut Spain's credit rating yet again on Tuesday, the agency's third downgrade of the country's sovereign rating in less than a month as Spain's weak banks continue to worry investors. Spanish bond yields held near peaks in Tuesday's trading. ...
RIO DE JANEIRO: Hopes the Chinese government may unveil new stimulus measures that would benefit Latin American exporters supported most of the region's currencies on Tue sday, but the Brazilian real weakened as investors tested the central bank's resolve to intervene in the market. The real lost 0.6 percent to 1.9960 per US dollar as investors wondered whether the central bank would resume the sale of currency swaps after a one-day hiatus. "The market is trying to ...

 



 
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