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Canada central bank keeps key lending rate at 1 pct

Canada's central bank on Wednesday maintained its key lending rate at one percent, saying it expects an uptick in the economy to moderate as the year comes to an end. Job creation, consumer spending and business investment have been strong in 2017, but there is "considerable uncertainty" in geopolitics and trade policies that could negatively impact growth, it said. Canada, the United States and Mexico's renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be headed toward a deadlock.
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