The currency was off 0.15 of a cent to
The U.S. dollar strengthened further mid-morning amid data showing that sales of new homes rebounded in January to the fastest pace in more than five years.
It came as a surprise to economists who had been forecasting a sales drop in January of around four per cent, in part because of a belief that activity would be held back by winter storms in many parts of the country.
Traders also looked ahead to other key data coming out over the next few days.
Beyond that, traders awaited next interest rate announcement from the Bank of
Commodity prices were mixed with the April crude contract in
March copper was down
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