The Canadian dollar – known as the “loonie” – lost ground to the US dollar this morning on news that the Canadian economy expanded by an annualized rate of 2.9 percent in February. This is the lowest increase in a year and contributed to the loonie’s 0.1 percent to 95.13 cents against the US dollar from 95.06 cents yesterday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“GDP was a little weaker than expected and what thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really done is push expectations of a rate hike from BOC from July to September,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Blake Jespersen, director of foreign exchange in Toronto at Bank of Montreal.
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