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Global Markets: U.S. economic data beats expectations

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is “seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations with Iceland”, according to a spokesperson, following efforts out of Iceland to spearhead a United Nations resolution looking into deaths stemming […] Read more

Global Markets: Chinese GDP slows to nearly 30-year low

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 15 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Chinese economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in nearly thirty years during the past quarter, according to updated data out of the country. The gross domestic product increased by 6.2 per cent […] Read more


Global Markets: Barry to test Louisiana flood defences

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Tropical Storm Barry will put Louisiana’s post-Katrina flood defences to the test this weekend, in particular those of New Orleans. As of Friday, Barry was forecast to bring winds in excess of 80 […] Read more

Global Markets: Finger pointing following Bombardier lay offs

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 11 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – There has been finger pointing between the Ontario and federal governments after Bombardier announced this week it will lay off half of its 1,100 employees at the company’s Thunder Bay commuter rail vehicle […] Read more


Global Markets: Interprovincial trade top priority for premiers

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 10 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – As the Council of the Federation, Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers meet today in Saskatoon to discuss a number of issues, including interprovincial trade. The meeting will be chaired by Saskatchewan Premier […] Read more

Global Markets: U.S./China trade talks to resume with phone call

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 9 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Although no date has been set, the United States and China will resume trade talks sometime this week with top officials from both countries participating in a teleconference. The world’s two largest economies […] Read more


Global Markets: Possible shortage of Canadian cannabis due to licensing concerns

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 8 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. has warned of a temporary product shortage, due to Health Canada cracking down on unlicensed growing rooms in its greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ont. Health Canada […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian jobs down, U.S. sees growth

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 5 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s unemployment rate increased to 5.5 per cent in June, as the economy lost 2,200 jobs, according to updated data from Statistics Canada. Expectations had been for job gains of about 10,000 after […] Read more


Global Markets: Workers freed from Saskatchewan mine

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 4 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – On Tuesday afternoon, 34 workers became trapped underground in a potash mine in Saskatchewan. The mine was not producing potash and was under maintenance. All workers have since been rescued. “All 34 […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian economy posts trade surplus

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, July 3 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian economy reported a trade surplus in the month of May, marking only the fourth monthly surplus since 2014. According to recent data from Statistics Canada, exports in May increased by […] Read more