Tag: CAD

Bank of Canada (BoC) Expected to Hold Rates Next Week

Normally, we’d preview the Bank of Canada’s next policy decision closer to the actual date. But all the relevant data has been published, so why wait? Unless the central bank scraps its story, it will leave the benchmark rate at 1.25 per cent on May 30. Canada’s dollar dropped half a cent against its U.S. […]

U.S is a Net Energy Importer from Canada

Canada is the largest energy trading partner of the United States, based on the combined value of energy exports and imports. Although the value of bilateral energy trade with Canada has varied over the past decade, driven primarily by changes in the prices of oil and natural gas, the overall structure of bilateral energy trade […]

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Slips on Trump Comment Over China

The Canadian dollar has posted considerable losses in the Wednesday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2906, up 0.68% on the day. On the release front, there are no Canadian releases on the schedule. In the US, the key event is the Federal Reserve minutes from the May policy meeting. On Thursday, the US will release […]

Turkish Lira Collapse Continues

Wednesday May 23: Five things the markets are talking about Geopolitical risks from Turkey to N. Korea, from China to Italy, have pressured global equities in overnight trade. U.S Treasuries, along with the ‘mighty’ dollar have found support, while crude oil prices dropped along with most commodities. Yesterday, U.S President Donald Trump tempered market optimism […]

Fed Minutes to Drive Market as Trade Concerns Recede

The US dollar is mixed ahead of the release of the minutes from May’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The central bank held rates unchanged but there is almost 100 probability of a 25 basis points rate hike at end of the June 13 meeting. Commodity currencies were higher at the beginning the North […]

Italian Bond Yields Off Highs after Six Days of Selling

Italian government bond yields came off 14-month highs on Tuesday as the market paused after six days of heavy selling on concerns over the high-spending policies mooted by a potential coalition government in the euro zone’s third-largest economy. The likelihood of a new Italian government being formed by the 5-Star Movement and the far-right League […]

China to cut Tariffs on some Auto Parts and Vehicles

China’s Finance Ministry said that it will cut import tariffs on some vehicles to 15 percent, down from as much as 25 percent. The announcement Tuesday also said that tariffs on some automotive parts would fall to 6 percent. The cuts will be effective from July 1. The move signifies an attempt to open up […]

Canada: Wholesale trade, March 2018

Wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. The motor vehicle and parts subsector contributed the most to the gain. Excluding this subsector, wholesale sales rose 0.2%. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors in March. In volume terms, wholesale sales rose 0.8%. In the first […]

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Steady, Wholesale Sales Next

The Canadian dollar has edged higher in the Tuesday session, after posting strong gains on Monday. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2769, down 0.16% on the day. On the release front, there are no key indicators on the schedule. Canada releases Wholesales Sales and the US publishes the Richmond Manufacturing Index. On Wednesday, the Federal […]

Trade Ceasefire Supports Risk Assets

Tuesday May 22: Five things the markets are talking about Markets traded mixed overnight, with global equities drifting and a number of risk currencies finding support as investors digest easing trade tensions and the latest comments from a plethora of central bank members. The EUR (€1.1809) has found some traction as Italian bonds recover from […]