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Canadian dollar drops to near one-year low amid global trade tensions

Canadian dollar drops to near one-year low amid global trade tensions

The Canadian dollar weakened to a nearly one-year low against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China pressured global stock and commodity markets. Equity and oil prices fell after U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which Beijing warned it would fight back against with "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures. U.S. crude prices were down 1.6 percent at $64.82 a barrel.