Usd/cad - 1.0030 ... The Bank of Canada kept interest rate unchanged at an all-time low of 0.25% as expected. However, the statement stated that 'with recent improvements in the economic outlook, its level for such extraordinary policy is now passing, and it is appropriate to begin to lessen the degree of monetary stimulus', adding speculation that BOC will raise interest rate soon. U.S. currency fell to 0.9998 against Canadian dollar after the announcement.