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Global Markets: French/Muslim tensions mount

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 28 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Tensions continue to rise between France and Muslim-majority countries, with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claiming western countries want to “relaunch the Crusades.” The latest back-and-forth was sparked after a French teacher was beheaded […] Read more




Global Markets: Ceasefire attempts in two wars

Bolivia makes election results official

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 23 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet separately with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday in Washington, D.C. Pompeo will try to cobble together a third cease-fire […] Read more


Global Markets: Malaysian minister claims forced labour ‘an old issue’

U.S. bans palm oil made by FGV Holdings

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 22 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Amid ongoing allegations of forced labour being used in the Malaysian palm oil industry coming from worker groups, as well as the United States, Malaysian Minister of Plantations Industries and Commodities Mohd Khairuddin […] Read more

Global Markets: Slight bump in retail sales during August

C$192 million net increase in sales

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 21 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that retail sales in August increased 0.5 per cent from July, marking the fourth straight month that sales rose. The C$192 million net increase was due to improved […] Read more


Global Markets: U.S. Justice Dept. going after Google

Texas, Iowa, Colorado filing similar suits

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 20 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The United States Department of Justice will file a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc. on Tuesday, alleging its Google search engine giant has violated antitrust laws. In the suit, the Justice Department claims Google […] Read more



Global Markets: Air Canada CEO announces retirement

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. Air Canada’s top executive Colin Rovinescu has announced he will retire next year, after leading the company for over a decade. The company’s deputy chief executive and chief financial officer, Michael Rousseau, has been […] Read more