USD/CAD: Loonie Falters on Grim Signs for the Canadian Economy

The Canadian dollar is presumed to succumb further to the US dollar today on views that the Canadian economy stalled at the end of 2012, putting pressure on the Bank of Canada to extend a period of low interest rates. The economy received a double whammy last Friday after sales and inflation data came in below expectations. Meanwhile, ongoing concerns over the looming sequester are seen to lift the safe haven US dollar.

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