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Global Markets: Trump to deliver State of the Union

By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, Feb. 5 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– United States President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. The speech before a joint session of Congress was originally scheduled for January, but was delayed due to the partial government shutdown. Trump is expected to present his case for a border wall with Mexico.

– Russia is working on two new land-based missile launch systems, according to reports. The goal is to have them in place by 2021, and comes as both Russia and the U.S. have put the Nuclear Forces Treaty into question and point fingers at each other.

– A fire in a Paris apartment building killed 10 people, including a baby. More than 30 people were also injured. Arson is expected in the blaze.

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