By Commodity News Service Canada
Winnipeg, January 28 – The Canadian dollar was significantly
weaker against its US counterpart at midday Tuesday, falling to its
lowest level since July 2009 amid worries about currencies in emerging
markets, industry watchers said.
Losses seen in commodities, including copper and gold, added to
the bearish tone.
Traders are also looking forward to Wednesday’s US Federal Reserve
interest rate meeting and to whether the Fed will taper its monthly
bond-buying program for a second consecutive month.
At 11:16 CST Tuesday, the Canadian dollar was trading at US$0.8964
or US$1.1155, which compares with Monday’s North American close of
US$0.8999, or US$=$1.1112.
At 11:16 CST Tuesday, the Toronto Stock Exchange was down 82.46
points to sit at 13,664.75.