The Canadian dollar pulled off an impressive performance on Wednesday trading after it made huge advances against the US dollar and its European rivals as OPEC’s production cut lifted commodity-linked currencies.
The Organization of Petroleum exporting Countries and other non-OPEC members including Russia began cutting their oil production last January 1, 2017 which immediately resulted to a surge on oil prices and oil-related currencies including the Canadian dollar.
On Wednesday, the international benchmark, Brent futures, settled up 1.8%, adding $1.02 dollars at %56.49 per barrel while the West Texas Intermediate added 93 cents at $53.26 per barrel.
The Canadian dollar cheered on this oil rally, helping the Lonnie shrugged off the recent US economic figures that showed an expansion on its manufacturing activity last month, and finished up 0.70 cents, 0.9% higher against its US counterpart at 75.14 cents.
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