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Canadian Financial Close: Rise in oil prices boost loonie

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was up at market close on Friday as crude oil prices were on the rise. The dollar finished Friday at US$0.7538 or US$1=C$1.3266, which compares with Thursday’s close of US$0.7520 or C$1.3298. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 142.26 points to […] Read more

North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola weakens with speculative selling

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Friday, finishing right above major chart support as speculators added to their net short positions. The nearby March contract settled at C$475.80, which was right above major support around C$475.00 per tonne. Large supplies and […] Read more


Canola futures continue to drop at midday Friday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker at midday Friday, nearing major chart support in the process. Speculative selling was a feature, as fund traders added to short positions and end users were content to buy on a scale-down basis. The front-month March […] Read more

ICE canola futures start Friday on downside

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were slightly weaker so far Friday morning with bearish technical signals weighing on prices. Soyoil futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were posting small losses, putting pressure on canola. However, soybeans were up providing some support for […] Read more


Canadian dollar and business outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) The Canadian dollar was firmer Friday morning, seeing some consolidation ahead of the weekend. At 8:39 CST Friday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7537 or C$1.3268 which compares with Thursday’s North American close of US$0.7520 or C$1.3298. Crude oil was higher in early activity, […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump to declare national emergency

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency in order to obtain the funding to build a wall along the Mexican border. He is also […] Read more



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Brazil may raise farm subsidies despite belt-tightening

Brasilia | Reuters — Brazil could double spending on subsidized farm insurance in 2020 and may expand subsidized loans, the country’s agriculture policy secretary said on Thursday, even though the new government’s economic team has pledged to cut spending. The negotiations on next year’s farm subsidies highlight the powerful agribusiness lobby’s struggle to preserve benefits […] Read more