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Global Markets: China charges Canadians with spying

China to step up U.S. ag imports

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 19 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been formally indicted with espionage-related charges by Chinese prosecutors on Friday after 18 months of being detained. The two Canadians were arrested in China following the arrest […] Read more


Global Markets: U.S. already threatening legal action under USMCA

Agreement comes into effect July 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Although the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) doesn’t come into effect until July 1, the U.S. said it’s prepared to pursue legal action against its two partners. In testimony before the House of Representatives […] Read more

Global Markets: Cheap gas leads to minor deflation

Canada vies for Security Council seat

Reading Time: 2 minutes By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 17 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that the country’s inflation rate slipped to a minus 0.4 per cent annual pace in May. The decline was largely due to cheaper pump prices for gasoline, as […] Read more


Global Markets: Credit card use drops in March

Lockdown measures said to be reason why

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Equifax Canada said on Tuesday that there was a sharp drop in credit card use at the end of March, which led to the first decline in consumer debt balances in more than […] Read more

Global Markets: Fears ramping up of COVID-19 resurging

Meng's defence says CSIS new of arrest

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 15 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – There are growing fears around the world that the COVID-19 pandemic could be resurging. In the United States on Monday more than 20 states cited increases in the number of reported cases caused […] Read more


Global Markets: Protests escalate in Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Widespread protests in Lebanon have escalated in recent days, as the country’s currency collapses to record lows. The Lebanese pound, which had been valued at 1,500 to one United States dollar for decades […] Read more

Global Markets: NASCAR bans Confederate flag

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 11 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A Turkish court has sentenced a United States consulate employee to more than eight years in jail for aiding a terrorist organization. Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the U.S. Drug Enforcement […] Read more



Global Markets: U.S. Democrats to propose police reforms

Reading Time: < 1 minute By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Congressional Democrats in the United States are set to unveil legislation on Monday to reform police services in the country. Bans on police chokeholds and racial profiling, along with other limitations and oversight […] Read more