September 27, 2016 / 12:28 AM / a year ago

Canadian dollar hits six-month low vs U.S. dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar dropped 0.3 percent in early Asian trade on Tuesday to a six-month low, with traders nervously waiting for the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this illustration picture taken in Toronto January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Canadian dollar fell to C$1.3267 per U.S. dollar CAD=D4, its lowest level since late March, declining below its July trough of 1.3255.

Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Joseph Radford

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