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C$ loses ground as risk appetite wanes TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Monday, giving up early gains as it got caught in a flight from riskier assets sparked by the continuing investor retreat from emerging markets.A combination of country-specific problems and expectations that the US Federal Reserve will scale back its economic stimulus program kept pressure on emerging markets in a selloff that started last week.The emerging-market concerns also weighed on equities and oil prices, while supporting the US dollar. The search for safer assets had earlier boosted the loonie's appeal, but that did not last through the session."I think the emerging markets conditions and what sort of contagion that might have to other areas is weighing on currencies like Canada," said Don Mikolich, executive director of foreign exchange sales at CIBC World Markets in Toronto."Initially overnight, the Canadian dollar may have been a bit of a beneficiary of those flows, but as ...

Dollar gains vs. euro on eve of Fed meeting NEW YORK: The dollar rose a tick against the euro Monday on the eve of the Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting, widely expected to further taper the central bank's huge stimulus. The euro traded at $1.3670 around 2200 GMT, compared with $1.3675 at the same time Friday.The dollar made some headway against the yen, buying 102.56 yen, up from 102.33 yen. In earlier Asian trading the greenback hit a seven-week low of 101.77 yen.The ...
Argentina eases public's access to dollars BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's peso held stable Monday after last week's sharp devaluation as the public began to take advantage of looser exchange controls, amid concerns over stability in several emerging economies. Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner blamed speculators for the fall, which forced her government to ease unpopular controls on buying dollars, in place since 2011, after they proved ineffective in stifling capital flight.From Monday, Argentinians could swap pesos for $2,000 in a hard currency such ...
Argentina peso slides on first day of new currency rules BUENOS AIRES: Argentina set monthly limits on dollar purchases on Monday, widening the gap between the official and "black market" exchange rates with an erratic currency policy that has rattled investors and battered the peso.By limiting the purchases of US dollars to a fifth of the purchaser's monthly wages, the government has revived doubts about its commitment to a more open currency market under measures announced on Friday.Due to excess demand for dollars, the peso ...
Emerging-markets selloff boosts yen, Swiss franc NEW YORK: Emerging market currencies were battered on Friday as global investors scrambled for shelter from a broad financial markets selloff by buying dollars, yen and Swiss francs.The Japanese yen surged to a seven-week high against the dollar, while the Swiss franc touched a four-week peak against the euro as U.S. stocks tumbled and safe-haven Treasuries gained.."The adjustment process is showing through in emerging market FX rates, particular those of Turkey and Argentina," said currency ...
Loonie bounces after rout as inflation rate rises TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Friday, bouncing from a 4-1/2-year low in the previous session as the loonie benefited from the global flight from risky assets and as the domestic inflation rate rose.The stabilization in the loonie, which has been one of the underperformers among major currencies in 2014, came as investors sold stocks and emerging market currencies in the midst of a mix of country-specific problems and worries that reduced ...
Canadian dollar hits the skids while sterling surges SYDNEY: The Canadian dollar wallowed at four-year lows early on Thursday after the Bank of Canada all but begged the market to sell the currency, while sterling took off as investors priced in an earlier start to rate hikes in the UK.The loonie traded at C$1.1086 per U.S. dollar after falling as far as C$1.1092 and bringing its decline this year to 4 percent. It fell nearly 7 percent for the whole of 2013.The pound ...


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