The loonie was up 0.04 of a cent to
The improvement came as exports rose 1.1 per cent in June, while imports declined 1.8 per cent.
Exports of energy products were up 2.5 per cent to
Despite the small gain for the loonie, it was generally a risk off day on financial markets with geopolitical worries were front and centre after news reports of a buildup of Russian troops on the
In addition, Russian president
There was also glum data out of
And German industrial orders were 3.2 per cent lower than in May, when they also fell by 1.6 per cent.
The Federal Statistics Office said that geopolitical developments and risks were a likely cause for the decrease in new orders and that they expected only moderate development in the coming months.
Nervous investors bought into the U.S. currency and sent gold prices higher.
The yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury was down to 2.46 per cent, down from 2.51 per cent late Tuesday.
December bullion was ahead
September copper dropped
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