US economic reports drive USD-CAD up

Posted 18 January, 2018

The US dollar posted gains vs the Canadian dollar on Thursday. The rebound is driven by the announcement of US economic data. At the same time, negative development of the Canadian currency is partly related to the persisting pressure from increased interest rate by the Bank of Canada.

As a result, USD-CAD added 0.19% coming to 1.2465; EUR-USD also increased by 0.68% to 1.5271.

 According to the released reports, the decline in new housing volumes exceeded expectations in December and the number of applications for unemployment benefits in the USA decreased by 31,000 to 220,000 (261,000 earlier), instead of anticipated 11,000.

The American currency has lately felt pressure from the outlook that the upturn of the global economy will exceed US economic growth, making central banks of other countries along with the European Central Bank tighten monetary policy earlier than anticipated.  

The Canadian dollar, in its turn, is still depressed given that the Bank of Canada decided to increase the interest rate by 0.25% to 1.25% yesterday citing good economic performance and inflation staying near the target levels. Yet, the forecasts are vague considering the NAFTA issue, as commented the bank spokesperson.

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