The Canadian dollar fell to a 7-month low against the US dollar on Friday after retail sales unexpectedly fell for the third straight month.
The currency dipped 0.9% to C$1.3351 against the dollar during early trading on Friday. It has been on a gradual decline since early May, and is now down 3.5% on the year.
Earlier in the day, Canada suffered a setback in its trade agreement with the European Union, when a Belgian regional government refused to ratify the agreement without further amendments to the document which was seven years in the making.
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