August 21, 2019

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There was good news for Poloz in today’s inflation numbers:

The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, recovering from a two-month low it hit the previous day after stronger-than-expected domestic inflation data, but earlier gains were capped as the greenback rallied broadly.

The U.S. dollar gained against a basket of currencies after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting showed that policy-makers were united in wanting to avoid the appearance of being on the path to further rate cuts.

Canada’s annual inflation rate held steady in July at 2 per cent as lower costs for services were offset by higher prices for durable goods. Analysts had expected the annual rate to fall to 1.7 per cent from 2 per cent in June.…Canada’s retail sales data is due on Friday, with a Reuters poll forecasting a 0.1 per cent decrease, which could help guide expectations about the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision.

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