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C$ firms to session high after GDP beats forecasts  TORONTO: Canada's dollar climbed to a session high against its US counterpart on Friday after data showed the country's economy grew at an annualized 1.8 percent in the second quarter, exceeding analyst estimates.   The Canadian dollar strengthened to C$0.9867 versus the greenback, or $1.0135, from around C$0.9903, or $1.0100, immediately before the release.   It was already on firmer ground heading into the report, boosted by speculation the European Central Bank will intervene in the region's bond market, and ahead of a highly anticipated speech by US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke later in the day.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

C$ ends weaker as investors eye Fed, ECB  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar retreated against the US currency on Thursday, tracking losses on global stock markets and in commodity prices as investors pared back expectations the US Federal Reserve will signal a new round of economic stimulus. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a much anticipated speech at a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, but expectations are low he will offer market-moving news of a third round of economic stimulus. Canadian ...
Euro slips versus dollar ahead of Bernanke speech  NEW YORK: The euro slipped for a second day against the dollar on Thursday as investors pared back expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hint at near-term monetary easing in a much-awaited speech on Friday. Currency moves were limited as investors were reluctant to place bets ahead of key events, which also include a European Central Bank policy meeting next Thursday, the US August jobs report next Friday and a Fed policy meeting on Sept. ...
Latam currencies mixed ahead of Bernanke speech  RIO DE JANEIRO: Latin American currencies traded mixed on Thursday as investors waited for clear signs on the prospects of another round of monetary stimulus from the US Federal Reserve. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may reveal the central bank's next move during a key speech at a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday. Monetary stimulus from the United States generally boosts dollar inflows in emerging countries. The Mexican peso lost 0.6 percent to ...
Latam currencies fall as Fed action bets reduced  RIO DE JANEIRO: Mexico 's peso and Brazil's real hit their weakest levels in three weeks after a n upward revision to US economic growth caused some investors to cut bets on additional monetary stimulus from the US Federal Reserve. The Mexican peso lost 0.82 percent against the dollar w hile the Brazilian real weakened 0 .32 p ercent a s ma rket players lo wered expectations for hints of potential stimulus from Fed Chairman Ben ...
Euro falls vs dollar as investors look to Bernanke  NEW YORK: The euro declined against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing some of the previous session's gains, though losses were limited with some investors betting the European Central Bank will yet act decisively to tackle the debt crisis. Major currencies held in tight ranges as investors awaited a key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday at the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Any hints of more monetary easing from the US ...
C$ firms near 3-1/2 month high on Fed hopes  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the US currency on Tuesday, returning to a 3 1/2 month high hit last week, helped by investor hopes for a key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this Friday. Market watchers will closely watch Bernanke's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for any hints on when the Fed may introduce more monetary easing. The Fed's next policy meeting is set for Sept. 12-13. Recent comments from Federal Reserve officials and ...


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