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Global Markets: North American jobs data disappoints

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, May 7 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States jobs data for April came in well below expectations, with only 266,000 jobs added to the country’s economy, according to a report from the U.S. Labor Department. Pre-report expectations had been for jobs […] Read more

Global Markets: China/Australia relations sour

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – China has announced that it will suspend all economic discussions with Australia “indefinitely” amid heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries. “Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump Facebook ban upheld

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, May 5 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Facebook’s oversight board has upheld a ban on Donald Trump, keeping the former United States President off of the social media platform for the time being. Trump was suspended after the Jan. 6 riot at […] Read more



Global Markets: G7 foreign ministers meet in person

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 3 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Foreign ministers from the G7, including Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau and Minister of International Development Karina Gould, are meeting in person for the first time in over a year in […] Read more

Global Markets: Canada’s economy continues to grow

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada announced on Friday that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4 per cent month-to-month in February, compared to economists’ prediction of a 0.5 per cent gain. The report also provided a preliminary estimate for […] Read more



Global Markets: Retail sales rise month-to-month

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Retail sales in Canada increased by 4.8 per cent last February compared to January, according to a Statistics Canada report released earlier today. In February, sales totalled C$55.1 billion and were fueled by gains reported by motor vehicle […] Read more


Global Markets: Federal budget passes, government survives

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s federal budget was passed in the House of Commons on Monday night through a confidence vote, avoiding the possibility of an election. The budget, which outlines nearly C$500 billion worth of spending and C$101 billion towards new […] Read more