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Global Markets: AstraZeneca vaccine not recommended for adults under 55

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, March 30 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommended on Monday the suspension of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people under the age of 55 due to the risk of rare but potentially fatal blood clots. […] Read more

Global Markets: Ever Given partially on the water

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, March 29 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Ever Given container ship, which ran aground in the Suez Canal on March 24 blocking the shipping route, was partially refloated on Monday but is still days away from moving once again. The Suez […] Read more



Global Markets: Supreme Court to rule on carbon tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes WINNIPEG, March 25 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Supreme Court of Canada will make its decision later today on whether the federal government’s pricing on carbon is constitutional or not. The question to be answered is whether the federal government had the […] Read more


Global Markets: Feds table first budget in two years

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, March 24 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian federal government announced on Tuesday it will table its first budget since 2019 in the House of Commons on April 19. In the government’s fall economic statement last November, it projected a deficit […] Read more

Global Markets: Powell, Yellen to testify to U.S. Congress

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, March 23 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Stock index futures in the United States declined in early trading on Tuesday as investors await testimony by both Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and Treasury secretary Janet Yellen in congressional hearings later today. Investors […] Read more



Global Markets: Speedy, secret trial for Michael Spavor

Michael Kovrig's trial soon to follow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, March 19 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – After only two hours, the espionage trial for Canadian Michael Spavor came to an end on Friday. Spavor, along with Michael Kovrig were detained by Chinese officials shortly after Canadian […] Read more


Global Markets: B117 cases on the rise in Canada

Almost 4,000 cases of deadlier variant reported

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, March 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Worries are rising in Canada over the B117 variant of COVID-19 with nearly 4,000 cases reported across the country on Wednesday. Ontario leads with 1,134 cases, followed by Alberta with […] Read more

Global Markets: Canada’s inflation increases in February

Higher gasoline prices behind the increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, March 17 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada said on Wednesday that the country’s consumer price index was up in February largely due to increases in higher gasoline prices. The annual pace of inflation last month gained 1.1 per […] Read more