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Canadian Dollar Weakens on Shrinking Economy, Business Sentiment

The Canadian dollar is weakening on Tuesday after new data showed that the economy contracted in February, reducing some of its gains in January. Thanks to sluggish resource output, analysts are beginning to forecast an economic slump in the first quarter. This could explain why there is declining business sentiment nationwide.

Canadian Dollar Slumps to Four-Week Low Ahead of BOC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar weakened to a four-week low on Tuesday ahead of the Bank of Canada (BOC)’s decision on interest rates. The market is anticipating a prolonged pause to rate hikes, which suggests that officials are not confident that the economy can withstand a move to normalize monetary policy. Investors also traded the loonie on rallying energy prices, as well as data that showed nearly half of Canadians are on the brink of insolvency.

GBP/CAD Indecisive

The Great Britain pound vs. the Canadian dollar seems to have stalled at an important resistance, but does not show signs of willingness to give up without another try.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on GDP, Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is rallying to finish the trading week, buoyed by economic growth beating market expectations and rising energy prices. Despite the multiple bearish forecasts regarding the loonie’s future, the currency recorded an impressive 2% to 3% gain against its most-traded rivals in the first quarter of 2019.

Canadian Dollar Sideways Ahead of Key BOC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar is trading sideways on Monday ahead of an important announcement on interest rates by the Bank of Canada (BOC). The loonie is also struggling to find an upwards direction because of sliding crude oil prices, weak economic data, and a rallying greenback.

GBP & CAD Fall on Poor Data, Interest Rate Outlook

The Great Britain pound fell during the past trading week on poor macroeconomic data and concerns that the Bank of England will postpone the planned interest rate hike. The Canadian dollar had the similar issues.

Canadian Dollar Surges Against US Dollar as Housing Data Exceeds Estimates

The Canadian dollar surged against the US dollar on Wednesday, as investors felt more optimistic in the wake of the best Canadian housing data in two months. The loonie also rose against the British pound following a fresh scandal within the British government, which hurt traders’ demand for the British currency.

Canadian Dollar Drops Against US Peer on Poloz Dovish Comments

The Canadian dollar dropped against its US counterpart on Wednesday in the wake of dovish comments from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz. The loonie also had broader losses against other major peers, as investors worried about the gross domestic product numbers, which are due to be released on Friday.

Canadian Dollar Touches Highest Level in Three Weeks on Strong Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar rose against its US counterpart on Tuesday to touch the highest level in three weeks. The loonie also had broad gains against other major peers as Canadian core retail sales posted a strong increase in June, according to fresh data released today.

Canadian Dollar Climbs Against British Pound on Improved Inflation in July

The Canadian dollar surged against the British pound and the US dollar on Friday in the wake of a fresh reading for Canadian inflation, which showed that it had improved in July from a year earlier. The Canadian currency also rose against the US dollar and other major peers as investors became more optimistic that the Bank of Canada may increase its interest rates soon.

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