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January 28th 2008

BOC Cuts Rates

Last week, the Bank of Canada cut interest rates by 25 basis points, bringing its benchmark lending rate down to 4%.  Fortunately for the Canadian Dollar, the rate cut paled in comparison to the 75 basis point move effected by America’s Federal Reserve Bank. While the Bank of Canada offered a hackneyed rationale of "keeping aggregate supply and demand in balance"  for the change in monetary policy, there is still some surrounding haze since Canadian inflation is rising and economic growth is strong. The currency had slipped below parity against its American counterpart, but is now slowly crawling its way back. If commodity prices remain high, the currency will likely push back across that psychologically important barrier of 1:1 with the USD.

Read More: Canadian dollar firms as BoC cuts rates

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in Canadian Dollar, Central Banks | No Comments »

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