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China, Canada should work toward strategic partnership, China's Wang says

China, Canada should work toward strategic partnership, China's Wang says BEIJING, July 20 (Reuters) - China and Canada should promote normalising relations and get back on track toward establishing a strategic partnership, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Canadian counterpart, according to his ministry. "China-Canada relations have experienced difficulties and twists and turns over the years, which is not something China would like to see," Wang told Foreign Minister Melanie Joly in Beijing, t
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C$ extends weekly decline as investors eye US election risks

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ extends weekly decline as investors eye US election risks Canadian dollar falls 0.2% against the greenback Touches its weakest since July 2 at 1.3747 Retail sales fall 0.8% in May 10-year yield rises 1.8 basis points to 3.399% By Fergal Smith TORONTO, July 19 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened to a 17-day low against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as Canadian retail sales fell more than expected and investors weighed the potential for a change of leadership in the United
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Dollar set for weekly rise, cyber outage unsettles investors

FOREX-Dollar set for weekly rise, cyber outage unsettles investors Adds details, updates prices By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar climbed in trading on Friday and was poised to snap a two-week streak of declines as a worldwide cyber outage that affected banks, airlines and broadcasters unnerved investors, although volatility in the currency markets remained in check.
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Canada retail sales fall in May, boosting interest rate cut calls

RPT-UPDATE 2-Canada retail sales fall in May, boosting interest rate cut calls Repeats to additional subscribers By Promit Mukherjee OTTAWA, July 19 (Reuters) - Canada's retail sales fell in May by more than expected, data showed on Friday, further boosting calls for an interest rate cut next when markets see an almost certainty of another 25 basis point rate reduction.
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FX options wrap - JPY aside, it's mostly the FX status quo

BUZZ-FX options wrap - JPY aside, it's mostly the FX status quo Risk aversion reared its head to underpin near-dated G10 FX option implied volatility this week, with USD/JPY at the fore amid its wider intraday ranges/losses. However, JPY aside, FX realised volatility remains limited and that's keeping implied volatility near long-term lows in the major pairings.
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Canada retail sales fall in May, boosting interest rate cut calls

UPDATE 2-Canada retail sales fall in May, boosting interest rate cut calls Adds economist comment, context in paragraphs 5, 9-11 By Promit Mukherjee OTTAWA, July 19 (Reuters) - Canada's retail sales fell in May by more than expected, data showed on Friday, further boosting calls for an interest rate cut next when markets see an almost certainty of another 25 basis point rate reduction.
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CANADA Canadian dollar weakens, benchmark yield climbs

CANADA FX DEBT - Canadian dollar weakens, benchmark yield climbs The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Friday, and the yield on benchmark government debt climbed. The loonie CAD= was trading 0.1% lower at C$1.3723 to the greenback, or 72.87 U.S. cents, after trading in a range of 1.3702 to 1.3725. Canadian government 10-year bond yields CA10YT=RR rose 2.4 basis points to 3.405%.
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Dollar set for weekly gain, cyber outage unnerves investors

FOREX-Dollar set for weekly gain, cyber outage unnerves investors Updates with outage latest; refreshes prices at 1114 GMT By Amanda Cooper LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar rose in jittery trading on Friday, as a worldwide cyber outage that hit banks, airlines and broadcasters unsettled investors, although volatility in the currency market remained contained.
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Stand-out FX option strike expiries for the week ahead

BUZZ-COMMENT-Stand-out FX option strike expiries for the week ahead July 19 (Reuters) - The cash hedging of soon-to-expire FX option strikes can have a magnetic effect on FX price action and add to nearby support/resistance. There are some large strikes worth noting for Friday, July 19 , and for the week ahead. EUR/USD strike expiries are on Monday at 1.0845-50 on 1.1 billion euros, 1.0950 on 1 billion euros and 1.0975-80 on 1.5 billion euros.
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The critical importance of FX option strike expiries

BUZZ-COMMENT-The critical importance of FX option strike expiries July 19 (Reuters) - While it's not an exact science, larger impending FX option strikes can often have an effect on the FX spot market as their expiries draw closer. Here's why. While there are many types of traders and investors influencing the FX markets, perhaps the most important when it comes to options are the many institutions that supply and manage liquidity.
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Dollar set for weekly gain, cyber outage unnerves investors

FOREX-Dollar set for weekly gain, cyber outage unnerves investors Updates throughtout By Amanda Cooper LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar rose in jittery trading on Friday, as a worldwide cyber outage that hit banks, airlines and broadcasters unsettled investors, although volatility in the currency market remained contained. Signs of disruption in one of the world's busiest financial centres emerged as London trade got underway.
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Dollar eyes weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen steady

FOREX-Dollar eyes weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen steady Updates prices at 0535 GMT By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar was poised to snap a two-week losing streak on Friday, as traders pondered the U.S. rates outlook, while the yen was steady after inflation in Japan accelerated for a second month, keeping the prospect of a rate hike there on the table.
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Dollar set for weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen steady

FOREX-Dollar set for weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen steady Updates at 0336 GMT By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar was poised to snap a two-week losing streak on Friday as traders pondered the U.S. rates outlook, while the yen was steady after inflation in Japan accelerated for second month in a row, keeping the prospect of a rate hike there on the table.
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Dollar set to eke out weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen wobbles

FOREX-Dollar set to eke out weekly gain as traders weigh US rates, yen wobbles By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) - The dollar was steady and poised to snap a two-week losing run on Friday as U.S. labour and manufacturing data kept traders pondering on when and by how much the Federal Reserve would cut rates this year. The yen JPY=EBS wobbled at 157.24 per dollar after touching a six-week high of 155.375 on Thursday in the wake of suspected interventions by Tokyo last week that could
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Canadian dollar hits 2-week low as potential rate cut looms

CANADA FX DEBT-Canadian dollar hits 2-week low as potential rate cut looms Canadian dollar loses 0.2% against the greenback Touches its weakest since July 2 at 1.3715 Price of copper falls 3% 10-year yield rebounds from earlier 3-week low By Fergal Smith TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened to a more-than two-week low against its U.S.
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FX options wrap - GBP target, EUR/USD clues, JPY call demand

BUZZ-FX options wrap - GBP target, EUR/USD clues, JPY call demand After increasing earlier in the week, broader G10 FX option implied volatility looks to have peaked for now, even JPY-related pairings, which spiked significantly higher as USD/JPY fell on Wednesday. Bank of Japan balance sheet data suggests Wednesday's USD/JPY drop wasn't intervention .
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CANADA Canadian dollar strengthens, benchmark yield climbs

CANADA FX DEBT - Canadian dollar strengthens, benchmark yield climbs The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Thursday, and the yield on benchmark government debt climbed. The loonie CAD= was trading 0% higher at C$1.368 to the greenback, or 73.1 U.S. cents, after trading in a range of 1.3671 to 1.3688. Canadian government 10-year bond yields CA10YT=RR rose 0.4 basis points to 3.351%.
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TSX futures flat as dip in crude prices offset metal gains

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures flat as dip in crude prices offset metal gains July 18 (Reuters) - Futures linked to Canada's main stock index were subdued on Thursday as weak crude prices countered gains in metal prices. The S&P/TSX 60 futures SXFcv1 were down 0.04% as of 06:30 a.m. ET (1030 GMT). Meanwhile, Wall Street futures rose as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) posted an upbeat forecast and results, a day after a selloff in U.S.
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Dollar shoos yen away from six-week high; euro eyes ECB

FOREX-Dollar shoos yen away from six-week high; euro eyes ECB Updates prices at 1121 GMT By Tom Westbrook and Amanda Cooper SINGAPORE/LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - The Japanese yen grazed six-week highs before retreating against the dollar on Thursday, keeping traders alert to any signs of official buying, while the euro trod water ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.
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Yen rises amid intervention nerves; euro eyes ECB

FOREX-Yen rises amid intervention nerves; euro eyes ECB Updates throughout, refreshes prices at 0847 GMT By Tom Westbrook and Amanda Cooper SINGAPORE/LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - Japan's yen scaled a six-week high on Thursday, stirring up speculation of an official push, while traders waited on a European Central Bank meeting to direct the euro's next move.
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