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CANADA FX DEBT-C$ notches 8-week high; gains capped ahead of inflation data

Reuters · 11/15/2022 16:12
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ 8-week high; gains capped ahead of inflation data

Adds analyst quote and details throughout; updates prices

Canadian dollar strengthens 0.3% against the greenback

Touches its strongest since Sept. 20 at 1.3227

Canadian wholesale trade rises 0.1% in September

Canadian bond yields trade mixed

By Fergal Smith

- The Canadian dollar rose to an eight-week high against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, but gains were capped as the greenback was supported by geopolitical jitters and investors waited for a key domestic inflation report.

The loonie CAD= was trading 0.3% higher at 1.3268 to the greenback, or 75.37 U.S. cents, after touching its strongest since Sept. 20 at 1.3227.

The safe-haven U.S. dollar .DXY pared losses following reports that Russian missiles had hit Poland.

Earlier, data showed U.S. producer prices increased less than expected in October, providing further evidence that inflation was starting to subside.

"The overall take is that a soft landing still seems possible," Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA in New York, said in a .

Canada's inflation data for October is awaited by investors on Wednesday for clues as to whether the Bank of Canada would raise interest rates by 25 or 50 basis points at its policy announcement on Dec. 7. 0#BOCWATCH

The central bank tightened rates by 50 basis points to a 14-year high of 3.75%, but it has opened the door to a smaller hike.

Canadian wholesale trade increased 0.1% in September from August, beating expectations for a 0.2% decline. Separate data showed manufacturing sales were unchanged in September from August, an outcome that was also stronger than expected.

The price of oil CLc1, one of Canada's major exports, settled 1.2% higher at $86.92 a barrel after that oil supply to Hungary via the Druzhba oil pipeline has been temporarily suspended due to a fall in pressure.

Canadian bond yields were mixed across the curve even as U.S. Treasury yields fell. The 10-year CA10YT=RR was little changed at 3.156%.

(Reporting by Fergal Smith; editing by Jonathan Oatis and Richard Chang)

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