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USDCAD: GDP increase likely to break string of five consecutive declines – TDS

FXStreet (Delhi) – Prashant Newnaha, Rates Strategist at TD Securities, suggests that Canadian industry-level real GDP is forecast to have increased by 0.2% m/m in July and this forecasted gain would build on the 0.5% monthly pop in June which in turn broke the streak of five consecutive monthly declines.

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“Growth should be supported in large part by the manufacturing industry and the temporary lift from the PanAm games. Activity elsewhere is expected to be more subdued, with a soft performance expected from the real estate sector and in retail sales.”

“The rebound in growth to start Q3—currently tracking around 2.2-2.5%—will help eclipse the Bank of Canada’s very conservative 1.5% annualized forecast which will provide ample justification to keep the overnight rate on hold.”

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