Jun 26, 2012 / 9:25 am
The Canadian dollar moved slightly higher early Tuesday amid soft oil prices and U.S. economic data that showed an increase in a closely watched home price index for the first time in seven months.
The loonie was ahead 0.08 of a cent at 97.24 cents US in the morning.
In commodities, the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 13 cents at US$79.08 a barrel, adding to the decline from $110 in late February.
August gold was down $8 at US$1,580.40 an ounce, while July copper rose two cents to US$3.28 a pound.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for April shows increases in 19 of the 20 cities tracked.
Meanwhile, concerns over the ability of Europe's leaders to agree a package of measures to deal with their debt crisis kept stock markets in check Tuesday, a day after Cyprus became the fifth euro country to ask for financial assistance from its partners in the currency zone.
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