BRIEF-Honda says no final agreement with Takata over inflator recall responsibilities
* Honda Motor Co says no final agreement reached with Takata Corp over inflator recall responsibilities
* Canadian dollar at C$1.3725, or 72.86 U.S. cents * Bond prices lower across yield curve TORONTO, May 9 The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as oil priced dipped and the greenback climbed against a basket of major currencies. The U.S. dollar posted broad gains as foreign exchange markets swung back to bets on improving growth and tighter monetary policy. The pickup in investor sentiment has been bolstered by historically low U.S. stock market volatility and last weekend's French presidential election result. U.S. crude prices were down 0.37 percent at $46.26 a barrel, pressured by a rise in U.S. crude output that has shaken investors' faith in the ability of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to rebalance the market. Oil is one of Canada's major exports. At 9:20 a.m. ET (1320 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.3725 to the greenback, or 72.86 U.S. cents, down 0.3 percent, according to Reuters data. The currency traded in a range of C$1.3671 to C$1.3743. The loonie hit a 14-year low on Friday at C$1.3793. It has been pressured recently by lower commodity prices, concerns about a possible North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation and investor wariness about how the troubles of alternative lender Home Capital Group Inc could impact Canada's real estate market. Home Capital said on Tuesday that an unnamed third party intends to buy up to C$1.50 billion in mortgages, an offer that comes as Canada's biggest non-bank lender attempts to halt customer withdrawals. Losses for the Canadian dollar came as data showed the value of domestic building permits tumbled by 5.8 percent in March from February. British Columbians head to the polls after a tight election race between the ruling right-of-center Liberal Party and the opposition left-leaning New Democratic Party. A loss for the Liberals could derail big oil and gas projects in the province. Canadian government bond prices were lower across the yield curve in sympathy with U.S. Treasuries. The two-year fell 1.5 Canadian cents to yield 0.717 percent and the 10-year declined 31 Canadian cents to yield 1.623 percent. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
TOKYO, June 26 Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism about global growth while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields.
BENGALURU, June 26 Gold prices were little changed on Monday as the market waited for a flurry of key U.S. economic data this week, with a weaker dollar offering some support. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,256.06 per ounce at 0050 GMT, staying near a one-week low hit on Friday. * U.S. gold futures for August delivery rose 0.04 percent to $1,256.80 per ounce. * The dollar sagged against its major peers on Monday, los