Investing.com – The U.S. dollar turned lower against its Canadian counterpart on Friday, erasing earlier gains posted after the release of mostly positive U.S. economic reports, even as a decline in oil prices dampened demand for the commodity-related Canadian currency.
was down 0.11% at 1.2506 by 09:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), off a session high of 1.2556.
The U.S. Commerce Department reported on Thursday that retail sales rose in December, in line with expectations. Core retail sales, which exclude automobile sales, increased by , also in line with expectations.
A separate report showed that that the U.S. consumer price index rose in December, below forecasts for a 0.2% increase. Year-over-year, consumer prices increased last month.
Core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, rose last month, above expectations for a 0.2% gain.
Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar was pressured lower by a decline in on Friday, although losses were expected to be limited.
The loonie was lower against the euro, with up 0.86% at 1.5191.
The single currency remained broadly supported after the European Central Bank said it could consider from early 2018, according to the minutes of its December meeting.
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