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Global Markets: Air Canada cancels China flights

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 26 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Air Canada has cancelled all flights to mainland China until April 10 in the face of the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The airline already grounded flights for the month of February. The daily […] Read more

Global Markets: Alberta court rules against carbon tax

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 25 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – New cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in Croatia and Austria, with worldwide infections nearing 80,000, according to reports. The World Health Organization has not yet declared the outbreak a pandemic, but […] Read more


Global Markets: OPP moves in on rail blockade

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 24 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – An increase in new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus outside of China over the weekend has led to heightened fears over the outbreak, with Iran, Italy and South Korea all of ‘special concern’ […] Read more






Global Markets: CN, Via cutting rail services

Huawei facing new charges in U.S.

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 14 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian National Railway and Via Rail said they are drastically cutting back on their operations on Friday, due to the ongoing blockades set up by protestors. Yesterday, CN said it will cancel its […] Read more

Global Markets: Demonstrations achieving economic disruption

COVID-19 deaths, cases spike in China

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Demonstrations across Canada impeding rail traffic appear to have achieved their goal of disrupting the country’s economy. Dozens of protests across Canada have stopped or slowed hundreds of freight and passenger trains on […] Read more


Global Markets: OPP prepares to end demonstration

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said on Wednesday that they are prepared to end a demonstration that’s halted traffic on the Canadian National Rail tracks near Belleville, Ont. Members of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga […] Read more

Global Markets: Morneau cautious about oil sands project

Ireland's tie, New Hampshire's primary

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 11 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Monday that the coronavirus has already hurt the country’s struggling oil industry. Speaking to a Calgary audience, Morneau noted that crude oil prices have dropped 15 […] Read more