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Global Markets: Johnson suspends UK Parliament

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Aug. 29 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday, after a two-week journey across the Atlantic on a solar-powered yacht. Thunberg, 16, is set to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September.

– A move by United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspended Parliament has created fresh uncertainty as the prorogation will greatly shorten the time for politicians to come up with a plan ahead of the Brexit deadline at the end of October. There have already been a number of senior resignations, including the leader of Scotland’s Conservative Party, while protests and petitions also gain momentum.

– Improving trade sentiment between the United States and China helped boost stock markets on Thursday.

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