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Global Markets: Japan signs deal with EU

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 17 (CNS) – Japan and the European Union have signed a trade deal that will remove tariffs between the two groups on virtually all products. Items like drugs, purses, fish, pork and wine are just some of the products covered. Rice is one exception though as […] Read more

Global Markets: Markets watching Helsinki meeting

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 16 (CNS) – Investors around the world are closely watching talks this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders are meeting in Helsinki where the issues of trade are expected to be front and center. What’s unclear is whether […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump in the UK

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 13 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – In an interview, U.S. President Donald Trump criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for exiting the European Union. Trump said the current soft-exit strategy would likely lead to […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump claims victory at NATO

By Commodity News Service Canada July 12 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump left Brussels this morning following a contentious NATO summit saying other NATO countries had agreed to increase their defence spending. Trump now heads to the […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump threatens China with new tariffs

By Commodity News Service Canada July 11 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to push the trade dispute with China to new levels by imposing tariffs of 10 percent on US$200 billion worth of Chinese products. China […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump selects nominee for Supreme Court

By Commodity News Service Canada July 10 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has yet to confirmed by Congress. – Britain’s Foreign Secretary […] Read more


Global Markets: Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rates

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 9 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Bank of Canada is set to make its latest interest rate announcement on Wednesday, with most investors expecting an increase in the target overnight rate to 1.5 per […] Read more

Global Markets: HBC explores joint venture

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, July 6 (CNS) – Hudson’s Bay Co. has announced it is exploring a joint venture with European retailer Signa Holding GmbH. The Canadian retail giant said it has signed a letter of intent to explore a possible deal. Signa has been on the hunt for an agreement […] Read more


Global Markets: U.S.-China trade war looms large

By Commodity News Service Canada July 5 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Chinese officials say they will respond instantly if United States’ tariffs on Chinese goods goes into effect as expected at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, or 11:01 p.m. CT tonight. U.S. […] Read more

Global Markets: U.S., Russian summit scheduled for Helsinki

By Commodity News Service Canada July 4 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ontario Premier Doug Ford officially announced plans to end the province’s cap-and-trade program, opening the door for Ottawa to implement its own carbon tax. The cap- and-trade program forces companies […] Read more