Euro Takes Off Against Canadian Dollar As Crude Oil Futures Drop Sharply

The euro rose dramatically versus its Canadian counterpart on Monday, extending its rally to a second straight trading session. The single currency surged to the highest level in nearly two week as the Loonie has still been dragged down by tumbling crude oil prices.

The currency pair EURCAD jumped more than 0.5 percent to trade at $1.49600 – its strongest level since August 16th.

The Canadian dollar was broadly lower against its peers as oil futures headed sharply lower on Monday. October West Texas Intermediate crude tumbled by around 3.4 percent to trade at $46.72 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, heading for their lowest settlement in about a month

Meanwhile, the single currency has been supported by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi who avoided giving fresh clue on when the bank might tighten its stimulus program at Jackson Hole last week. However, Draghi claimed that the recovery in the euro area was gaining momentum.

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