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Global Markets: Canada adds more jobs in September

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 11 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian economy added 53,700 net jobs in September, taking the unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent, according to a report from Statistics Canada. Expectations had been for much smaller jobs growth […] Read more

Global Markets: Partial trade deal may be in the works

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 10 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – As two days of United States/China trade talks got underway in Washington on Thursday, speculation of a partial trade deal has arisen. China suggested the idea days before top-level negotiator met for the […] Read more


Global Markets: U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 9 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ahead of United States/China trade talks, the U.S. imposed visa restrictions on some Chinese officials, casting a dark cloud over the negotiations. The U.S. took the measure on Tuesday reportedly in response to […] Read more

Global Markets: Pension fund pulling out of oil sands

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Norway’s largest pension fund removed four Canadian oil companies from its investment list on Tuesday. The fund’s chief executive officer stated it will no longer invest in companies that derive more than five […] Read more


Global Markets: Snow, rain to sweep across Prairies

WINNIPEG, Oct. 7 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – More snow has been forecast to hit Alberta on Monday and Tuesday, with the system also set to bring precipitation to Saskatchewan and Manitoba as the week progresses. Temperatures in Alberta are expected to fall […] Read more

Global Markets: Iraqi protests continue

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 4 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Nationwide protests continued in Iraq for the fourth day, with more than 40 demonstrators reportedly killed by security forces so far. The protestors are calling for an end to corruption and improved public […] Read more


Global Markets: 20 dead so far in Iraqi anti-government protests

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 3 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Anti-government protests in Iraq are spreading, as Iraqis demonstrate against corruption and unemployment. Twenty people have reportedly died so far in the three days of protests, with hundreds more injured as protestors were […] Read more

Global Markets: North Korea launches missile from submarine

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 2 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – North Korea reportedly launched a missile from a submarine off its east coast on Wednesday, according the South Korean military. If confirmed, the missile would be the first launched from underwater in three […] Read more


Global Markets: Hong Kong protestor shot

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 1 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Months-long protests in Hong Kong intensified on Tuesday as a pro-democracy protestor was shot in the chest with a live round by a police officer. The escalation came on the day China was […] Read more

Global Markets: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince warns of war, seeks peace

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Sept. 30 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – In an interview on 60 Minutes, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman warned that an armed conflict with Iran would spark a sharp rise in crude oil prices. While he blamed attacks […] Read more