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Global Markets: EU commits to climate spending

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 21 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A massive fire in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, killed at least 81 people, according to reports out of the country. Firefighters battled the blaze in the centuries-old Chawkbazar […] Read more

CBOT commodities down, soybeans in ‘a little bit of a free fall’

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 20 (CNS Canada) – Soybeans, wheat and corn have been trading generally lower of late on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In particular soybeans are in “a little bit of a free fall,” said Terry Reilly, senior agriculture futures analyst with Futures International in Chicago, […] Read more


Global Markets: Alberta railcar investment to net C$2.2 billion

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 20 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A plan by the Alberta government to invest C$3.7 billion in moving oil by rail is expected to generate C$5.9 billion in sales and increased revenue, netting the province […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump to declare national emergency

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency in order to obtain the funding to build a wall along the Mexican border. He is also […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump expected to sign deal to avert shutdown

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 13 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump is planning on signing bipartisan legislation that will prevent another government shutdown, according to reports. The deal reached between Democrats and Republicans does not […] Read more

Global Markets: Saudi Arabia announces oil production cuts

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 12 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Saudi Arabia announced plans to cut oil production to 9.8 million barrels per day in March, which would be roughly half a million barrels below the pledged production level […] Read more


Global Markets: Economic growth slows in United Kingdom

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 11 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Economic growth in the United Kingdom slowed to only 1.4 per cent on an annual basis in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics. That compares with 1.8 […] Read more

Global Markets: Canada adds nearly 67,000 jobs in January

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 8 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian economy added 66,800 jobs in January, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The jobs growth came in well above trade estimates. However, the unemployment rate also […] Read more


Global Markets: Twitter profits up, but usage down

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 7 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Twitter reported fourth quarter profits of US$255 million in 2018, which was well above the US$91 million reported during the same quarter the previous year. However, usage declined to […] Read more

Global Markets: Cdn building permits up fourth straight month

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 6 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The value of Canadian building permits rose for the fourth consecutive month in December, increasing by 6.0 per cent to hit C$8.8 billion, according to a report from Statistics […] Read more