Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Monday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9984Brazil real 0.3992China renminbi 0.1886Euro 1.4844Hong Kong dollar 0.160722India rupee 0.01961Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01155Malaysia ringgit 0.2933Mexico peso 0.07120N.Z. dollar 0.9212Norway krone 0.1593Peruvian new sol 0.3882Russia rouble 0.02130Saudi riyal 0.3353Singapore dollar 0.9241South Africa rand 0.09547South Korean won 0.001105Sweden krona 0.1558Switzerland franc 1.3062Taiwanese dollar 0.04147Thailand baht 0.03783Turkey lira 0.3596U.K. pound 1.6222U.S. dollar 1.2575Vietnam dong 0.000055 read more

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Strike by Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal has little impact

LISBON, Portugal — A strike by Portuguese cabin crew working for budget airline Ryanair is causing little impact, with only some minor delays reported.Portugal’s National Union of Civil Aviation Cabin Crew called the five-day walkout beginning Wednesday to protest what it alleges is Ryanair’s non-compliance with Portuguese labour laws, including holiday pay and days off.The airline switched many passengers to other flights before the strike, and the Portuguese government enacted a law forcing the cabin crew to work on a stipulated number of flights because the walkout came during the busy summer vacation period and could have caused chaos.Ryanair pilots based in Britain planned a walkout Thursday over pay and benefits, and Spanish cabin crew are due to hold a 10-day strike in September over job cuts.The Associated Press read more

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