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Global Markets: Health Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine

WINNIPEG, Feb. 26 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Health Canada announced this morning it has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use. The vaccine, which was created in collaboration with Oxford University, was analyzed by Canadian regulators since October before authorizing its use.

Global Markets: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine 94 per cent effective

WINNIPEG, Feb. 25 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The first large independent real-world study of the Pfizer/BioNTech two-dose COVID-19 vaccine has revealed on Wednesday that the shot is almost completely effective against the virus. The study, which was conducted in Israel on 1.2





Global Markets: TC Energy ponders steel, equipment sell-off

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 19 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – With the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, TC Energy said on Thursday it’s considering selling the steel and other equipment it acquired for the multi-billion dollar project. United States President Joe Biden

Global Markets: Facebook halts its news access in Australia

PM says Facebook being 'arrogant'

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Facebook blocked access to local, national and international news in Australia on its social media platform on Thursday. It’s part of Facebook’s response to a proposed law that would require tech giants to

Global Markets: Inflation hits one per cent

Gasoline prices spike in January

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 17 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Inflation in Canada reached one per cent during January, according to Statistics Canada on Wednesday. That was slightly better than the 0.9 per cent economists predicted. The overall increase last month was fueled


Global Markets: Home sales in Canada have record month

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Home sales in January established a new record for the month, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association on Tuesday. The CREA said sales spiked by more than 35 per cent last month

Global Markets: Tensions mount between Russia and EU

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Feb. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Russia is threatening to cut diplomatic ties with Europe if the European Union follows through with its own threat of imposing sanctions on Moscow. The EU is considering sanctions amid calls for the