Tag Archive: canada

Canada: Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, April 2018

Manufacturing sales fell 1.3% to $56.2 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. Sales were down in 10 of 21 industries, representing 49.6% of the manufacturing sector. Sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries accounted…
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Hawkish Fed Boosts US Dollar But Tariffs Bring Currency Down to Earth

The US dollar is lower against major pairs after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark Fed funds rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday. The move was heavily anticipated by the market, but the strong pace of the US…
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Upbeat Markets Ahead of Busy Week

Investors Not Wobbled By G7 Trade Fallout The mood in financial markets is relatively upbeat at the start of a very busy week, as investors shrug off the G7 meeting which didn’t exactly go to plan as Donald Trump rejected…
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Risk Aversion Seen Ahead of Hostile G6+1 Summit

Trade a Touchy Subject as Trump Isolates US Ahead of Quebec Meeting Financial markets are in risk aversion mode ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec on Friday, with investors potentially concerned as leaders clash over trade and other issues….
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Mexico hits back with pork, bourbon tariffs

Mexico imposed wide-ranging tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, responding to President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November. Mexico’s retaliation further raises…
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Live FX Market Analysis – 5 June 2018 (Video)

In this week’s webinar, Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discussed the major events moving financial markets right now including political chaos in Italy and Spain and Trump’s tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico. He also previewed the week ahead….
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Risk Appetite Improves Ahead of US Jobs Data

Italy Forms Government While Spain’s Rajoy Loses No Confidence Vote You may not guess it based on the current levels in financial markets but it’s been quite a week for investors which has been reflected by a spike in volatility,…
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Dollar Falls As US Fires First in Trade War

The US dollar is lower against most major pairs on Thursday. The United States announced earlier in the day that it would apply tariffs on steel and aluminium imports form EU, Canada and Mexico. The NAFTA pairs depreciated as a…
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