Canadian dollar jumps on domestic inflation, retail sales data

TORONTO, June 20 Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:44am EDT

TORONTO, June 20 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar gained on Friday as domestic data showed surprisingly high inflation and robust retail sales, pushing the currency to a level last seen in the first week of 2014.

The currency was last traded at C$1.0769 to the U.S. dollar, just off its strongest levels of the session. It closed on Thursday at C$1.0823. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp Editing by W Simon)

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