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Global Markets: Canadian inflation rate rose in March

WINNIPEG, April 17 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Reports indicate that the U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February, thanks to imports from China plunging. The report also implied that economic growth was much stronger in the first quarter […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar steady as markets rally

WINNIPEG, April 16 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar held fairly steady on Tuesday, as stocks rallied after a rocky Monday. The Canadian dollar closed at US$.7484 or US$1=C$1.3361, down from Monday’s close of US$.7488 or US$1=C$1.3354. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 12.26 points to close at 16,502.20. The NASDAQ closed up, gaining 24.22 at 8,00.23 […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian manufacturing fell 0.2 per cent in February

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 16 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada reported that Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.2 per cent in February, after increasing 0.8 per cent in January. Experts had predicted no change for February, however, the report said sales […] Read more


Global Markets: Crude oil dips after months of gains

WINNIPEG, April 15 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. posted a loss of $108.2 million in its third quarter in 2018. Officials cite a “A $50-million non-cash impairment on its Latin American assets weighed on Aphria’s bottom line,” […] Read more

Global Markets: Official Brexit deadline pushed to October 31

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 12 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – With the official Brexit deadline pushed back to October 31, some United Kingdom residents are buckling under the stress. Since the referendum passed in 2016, many have succumbed to what is being […] Read more


Global Markets: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 11 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London. He was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy avoiding numerous charges from multiple countries. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said the country had “reached its […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian canola farmers visit Ottawa

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 10 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian canola farmers are in Ottawa this week, calling upon the federal government to fight against agricultural trade barriers. “Canada can feed the world but not if our government does not act […] Read more


Global Markets: Oil prices react to global tensions

WINNIPEG, April 9 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Oil prices are expected to climb this week due to lower output from Libya, a country embroiled in an escalating civil war. Experts predict fuel prices will continue to rise worldwide as the war […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian employment steady in March

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 5 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent in March, with employment growing at a 1.8 per cent rate on an annual basis, according to the latest labour report from Statistics Canada. […] Read more