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Analysts at TD Securities suggest that the Canada’s  CPI and retail sales will set the tone where TD is  below consensus for both reports.

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“We look for CPI to soften to 2.5% y/y in August, reflecting a 0.4% decline on the month (market: 2.8%, -0.1%). This is largely a result of an unwind of one-offs from the prior month, which should leave core inflation measures stable near 2.0% on average.”

“Retail sales should likewise disappoint on weakness in auto sales which will hold the headline print to a 0.1% advance versus 0.6% in the ex-autos measure (market: 0.3%, 0.6%). This should leave volumes little changed or slightly lower on the month to the detriment of industry-level GDP.”