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Global Markets: Canadian economy grew by 1.3 per cent in Q3

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 28 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s economy slowed sharply in the third quarter of 2019 due to reduced exports and lowered business inventories. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 1.3 per cent from July to the end of […] Read more

Global Markets: United States signs legislation in support of Hong Kong

WINNIPEG, Nov. 28 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – China has told the United States that it would take “firm counter measures” after the U.S. officially supported anti-government protestors in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a congressional legislation in support […] Read more


Global Markets: United States economy grew at 2.1 per cent in Q3

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 27 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The United States economy grew by 2.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2019. That slightly exceeds initial estimates that were around 1.9 per cent, but is lower than the growth rate […] Read more

Global Markets: United States housing prices higher for second month

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 26 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Home prices in the United States rose for the second consecutive month, according to data from the private firm Standard & Poor. On Tuesday, they reported their national home price index increased by […] Read more


Global Markets: Pro-democracy candidates win big in Hong Kong

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 25 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – City council elections in Hong Kong over the weekend saw an overwhelming 400 of the 452 seats won by pro-democracy candidates, with voter turnout up sharply from previous elections. After winning only 100 […] Read more

Global Markets: Retail sales slip in September says Stats Canada

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s retail sales in September were down 0.1 per cent largely due to weak motor vehicle sales, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency released its retail sales report on Friday in which […] Read more


Global Markets: Trudeau names new cabinet

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 21 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – In Wednesday’s swearing-in of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 37-member cabinet, Quebec MP Marie-Claude Bibeau was reappointed Agriculture Minister. Ontario MP Chrystia Freeland, who was born in Alberta, was shifted from Global Affairs […] Read more

Global Markets: Federal cabinet gets sworn in Wednesday

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 20 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reveals his new cabinet on Wednesday, a month after the country’s federal election. Expectations are Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be shuffled to a revamped Intergovernmental Affairs, […] Read more


Global Markets: Teamsters set up picket lines at CN

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 19 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Following last minute attempts by the federal labour and transportation ministers to mediate the situation, 3,200 Canadian National employees hit the picket lines early Tuesday morning. The employees, members of the Teamsters Canada […] Read more

Global Markets: CN workers set to strike

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – On the heels of Canadian National Railway announcing the layoffs of 1,600 employees the company is now facing a possible strike. After six months of negotiations without a deal, the Teamsters Canada Rail […] Read more