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Global Markets: N. Korea says sanctions pose threat to children

By Commodity News Service Canada

Sept. 21 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– North Korea has argued before a United Nations panel that international sanctions imposed against it over its nuclear weapons program endangers survival of its children and hinders the production of nutritional goods and provision of textbooks.

– President of Iran Hassan Rouhani said the nuclear deal it has with six of the world’s major powers on its nuclear weapons program cannot be renegotiated, after U.S. President Donald Trump called the deal an embarrassment.

– Canadian wholesale business grew 1.5 per cent in July compared to the previous month, a Statistics Canada report released today shows. Five of seven subsections were up, making up 86 per cent of total wholesale sales. Building material and supplies led all sectors posting gains, followed by food, beverages and tobacco.

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