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Global Markets: Northern Alberta community remains evacuated

WINNIPEG, May 23 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Evacuation orders remain in place for the town of High Level, Alta., as fire conditions are extreme and unpredictable. On Wednesday, evacuees were told to plan to stay elsewhere for longer than originally anticipated. […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian retail sales rose 1.1 per cent in March

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 22 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A recent Statistics Canada report says retail sales rose 1.1 per cent to $51.3 billion in March. Higher gas prices and sales of building materials and garden equipment contributed to the boost. […] Read more


Global Markets: RBC implements green bond program

WINNIPEG, May 21 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Royal Bank of Canada’s recently implemented “green bond program” may provide loans to oil and gas companies that wish to reduce their environmental impact, according to Bloomberg. Though most green bond funding goes to […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian soybeans also facing Chinese hurdles

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 17 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Brexit talks in the United Kingdom between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition Labour party have reportedly reached a stalemate with no agreement, according to reports. – Canadian soybeans are facing the […] Read more


Global Markets: China officially arrests two Canadians

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, who was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three years in U.S. prisons. The former media baron renounced his […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian inflation at two per cent

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 15 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s inflation rate increased to 2.0 per cent in April, from 1.9 per cent the previous month, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The increase was generally in line with market expectations. […] Read more


Global Markets: China/U.S. trade issues remain at forefront

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 14 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump was tweeting about trade, tariffs, and China Tuesday morning, claiming that “China wants a deal!” and also saying that U.S. farmers will benefit with or without an agreement. […] Read more

Global Markets: China/U.S. trade war intensifies

WINNIPEG, May 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – China will place tariffs on US$60 billion worth of imports from the United States, the country announced Monday. The move comes in retaliation to a move by the U.S. to hike tariffs on US$200 billion […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump follows through on tariff hike

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 10 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump hiked tariffs from 10 to 25 per cent on US$200 billion of imports from China on Friday morning. The move came as high-level trade negotiators from both countries […] Read more

Global Markets: Doubt hanging over U.S./China trade deal

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Two days of trade talks between the United States and China will take place in Washington starting Thursday. Talks were previously scheduled to begin today in the U.S. capital. A great deal of […] Read more