May 8, 2009 / 12:53 PM / in 8 years

Canada dlr hits 6-month high after U.S. jobs data

TORONTO, May 8 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar shot to a fresh six-month high on Friday as a less bleak U.S. jobs report sparked more appetite for risk, adding to earlier gains made after a strong domestic jobs report.

The Canadian dollar shot to C$1.1569 to the U.S. dollar, or 86.44 U.S. cents, right after the 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT) U.S. data showed employers cut a smaller-than-expected 539,000 jobs in April. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below