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* Canadian dollar at C$1.3112, or 76.27 U.S. cents * Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve * 10-year yield touches a fresh historic low at 0.904 percent By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Sept 30 The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as its economy grew more than expected in July, offsetting a reduction in risk appetite as shares of Germany's biggest bank slumped. Canada's gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent in July, fueled by a
LONDON, Sept 30 The safe-haven Swiss franc fell sharply on Friday, having earlier hit a two-month high on worries about the European banking sector, with some traders speculating that the Swiss central bank was intervening to cap the currency's strength.
By Karin Strohecker LONDON, Sept 30 Emerging stocks and currencies booked more losses on Friday, tracking major bourses spooked by Deutsche Bank's woes, but developing countries' equities and some of the main currencies were still on track for monthly and quarterly gains. MSCI's main emerging index fell 1.2 percent on the day with stock markets around the world well in the red amid concerns over the health of Germany's largest bank. The index was heading for a weekly loss, bu
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in August for the first time in seven months while inflation showed signs of accelerating, mixed signals that could keep the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates.