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Global Markets: North and South Korea open to talks

By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, Jan. 2 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– North and South Korea are both open to talks that could help ease escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also said North Korea was considering participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics, set to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

– Protests are continuing in Iran, with at least 21 people reported dead in the unrest. The protests began over rising food prices and other economic concerns. The country’s supreme leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the protests on ‘enemies of Iran.’

– The top earning CEOs in Canada will earn as much money as the average worker in the country makes in an entire year by 11 a.m. today, January 2, according to a study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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