Global Markets: COVID-19 dominates headlines

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, March 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– More and more worldwide efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were taken over the weekend, with many public spaces closing, religious services cancelled, and schools shuttered. Developments in the unprecedented fight against the virus are happening at a rapid pace, with the Canadian government set to announce more measures today.

– Senator Bernie Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden held a debate on Sunday as they vie to lead the Democrat party in the upcoming United States presidential election. Health care was key topic of discussion, as Sanders would like to see a move to a single-payer system and Biden holds closer to the status quo in his proposals.

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