The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Wednesday,
and the yield on benchmark government debt climbed.
The loonie was trading 0.4% lower at C$1.3713 to the
greenback, or 72.92 U.S. cents, after trading in a range of
1.3656 to 1.3715.
Canadian government 10-year bond yields rose 2.4
basis points to 3.785%. The yield on similar U.S. government
benchmark debt rose to 4.652%.
U.S. June crude futures fell 14 cents to $83.22 a barrel
on Wednesday.
Canadian retail sales rose 0.1% in April from February. Analysts
polled by Reuters had expected retail sales growth of
0.1%.Excluding autos. retail sales fell 0.3% in April,
Statistics Canada said.  Analysts had forecast April sales,
excluding autos, to be be flat.