Category Archives: Canadian Economic data

Trump threatens to withdraw form NAFTA

NATFA Talks in Jeopardy The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently in renegotiation due to Trump’s view that “it is the worst trade deal in history.”  The deal is between Mexico, Canada and the US. There were hopes a deal would be in place before the Mexican election on 1st July, but this […]

Why has the Canadian Dollar lost value today, and where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Loonie has lost value during today’s trading session, falling against the US Dollar even if only slightly. At present the CAD to USD exchange rate is trading around its lowest point so far this year, and at the time of writing there doesn’t appear to be much support at 0.77 cents. There is a […]

NAFTA talks drag on which causes the Canadian Dollar to weaken against the Pound

The Canadian Dollar has once again come under pressure against the Pound as the three countries involved in the NAFTA negotiations are not close to a deal yet. US Congress appears to be running out of time at the moment in order to approve a new deal and with the Mexican election just over 3 […]

Canadian Dollar slips as Trump makes new NAFTA surprise!

The Canadian Dollar has lost value today after a surprise comment from the US’ White House chief economic adviser. Larry Kudlow is chief economic adviser to the White House so he has a close relationship with US President Donald Trump. Today Kudlow confirmed that Trump wishes to negotiate separate bilateral deals with Mexico and Canada. […]

Bank of Canada interest rate decision and the impact on GBPCAD rates

The Bank of Canada are due to be meeting later this evening to announce their latest interest rate decision. The expectation is to keep interest rates on hold so I don’t think we’ll see any changes in monetary policy, however, the important part of the day will be the accompanying statement which will provide us […]

Will the Pound have a positive end to the week against the Canadian Dollar?

In the last few days the Canadian Dollar has improved against the Pound after the Bank of England decided to once again keep interest rates on hold. The split was 7-2 in favour of keeping rates the same which came as no surprise but the real surprise was a huge downgrading of the UK’s growth […]

Oil surge leads to Canadian Dollar strength – CAD gains against most majors

The recent global uncertainty and political tensions surrounding Iran have led to  surge in the price of oil and we saw U.S crude oil futures gain 3% over the course of trading yesterday following the U.S decision to abandon a nuclear deal with Iran. This news has managed to take away some of the weakness for […]

Canadian Dollar increases in value vs the Pound but for how long?

The Canadian Dollar has improved against the Pound during today’s trading session after some very impressive housing data in the form of Building Permits for March. The figures came out at 3.1% for March which was a huge improvement to the previous month as well as much better than the expectation and this has really […]

Canada weakens to a 1-month low vs the US Dollar, where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Canadian Dollar has been continuing to come under pressure recently, and when we compare the currency with the usual benchmark of the US Dollar, it’s hit a 1-month low during today’s trading session. The US dollar has been strengthening for reasons of its own but at the same time the Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has […]

NAFTA deal still far from sewn up (Daniel Johnson)

  US threatens non-approval on NAFTA deal if there is no firm proposal  in place in three weeks. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently in the process of being renegotiated. NAFTA is a free trade deal between the Sates, Mexico and Canada. Trump has made very clear he is unhappy with the current […]