TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar firmed to a session high against the U.S. currency on Tuesday after data showed the domestic inflation rate in October jumped to a two-year high.
The Canadian dollarrose to C$1.0162 to the U.S. dollar, or 98.41 U.S. cents, up from around C$1.0190 to the U.S. dollar, or 98.14 U.S. cents. It was also up from Monday's close at C$1.0175 to the U.S. dollar, or 98.28 U.S. cents.
Canada's annual inflation rate in October rose to a two-year high of 2.4 percent from 1.9 percent in September on higher prices for gasoline and energy, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday. The annual core inflation rate rose to 1.8 percent from 1.5 percent in September. [ID:nSCLNME67E]
(Reporting by Ka Yan Ng. Editing by W Simon )
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