Crude Oil Prices On A Rise, Canadian Dollar Advances Versus the Greenback
Aug, 23rd 15:26
Canadian dollar gained ground versus its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as crude oil prices turned higher after data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that domestic crude supplies fell in line with expectations last week. Meanwhile, the greenback retreated following the release of disappointing U.S. housing sector data.
The pair USDCAD pared earlier gains to trade at 1.25600 in North American trading session on Wednesday. The commodity currency was supported by the report released by the EIA that said U.S. crude oil inventories fell by 3.33 million barrels in the week ended August 18. The figure was in line with forecast.
Meanwhile, U.S. Commerce Department reported that new single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July. The reading tumbled 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 571,000 units last month – its lowest level December 2016.
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