Global markets: CDN employment insurance increases year-over-year

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 18 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – In the 12 months to November, the number of regular EI beneficiaries in Canada increased by 26,700, or 4.9 per cent, Statistics Canada said in a report on Wednesday. In November, 574,500 people received […] Read more

Global markets: Theresa May speaks on Brexit

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 17 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a framework for the country’s separation from the European Union on Tuesday. May laid out 12 objectives to the press, including the UK controlling its own laws, immigration […] Read more


Global markets: China sets 2017 growth target lower

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 16 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – China’s 2017 growth target is 6.5 per cent, according to reports out of the country on Monday. Analysts say this could indicate a policy reform shift toward containing housing and debt risks. Last year’s […] Read more

Global markets: US retail sales advances

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 13 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – US retail sales advanced in December, according to reports out of the country on Friday. America’s retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent last month, propped up by stronger auto demand. Sales were well-ahead […] Read more


Global markets: Trump fails to address fiscal policy

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 12 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – The American dollar weakened on Thursday, the day after a press conference with US president-elect Donald Trump. The conference left questions in traders’ minds, as Trump did not elaborate on his plans for infrastructure […] Read more

Global markets: World Bank expects stronger growth in 2017

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, January 11, 2017 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – The world economy is expected to increase in 2017, according to a report from World Bank. Global economic growth is forecast to reach 2.7 per cent in 2017. Strong demand […] Read more


Global markets: US data shows small business optimism

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 10 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – Small business confidence in America moved to a 12-year-high last month, according a report released on Tuesday. An index from the National Federation of Independent Business, which indicates small business optimism, increased by 7.4 […] Read more

Global markets: Crude falls with ideas of non-OPEC production increase

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 9 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – Crude oil futures dropped in early activity, as US production could undermine OPEC(Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) efforts to scale back supplies. On Friday analysts said they expect the US rig count to […] Read more


Global markets: Canadian part time employment rises in 2016

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 6 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – In 2016, Canada’s employment gains totalled 214,000 or 1.2 per cent, the fastest December-to-December growth since 2012. In comparison, employment grew by 155,000, or 0.9 per cent in 2015. Almost all of the increase […] Read more

Global markets: Canadian industrial prices rise

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, January 5 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. – The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) rose 0.3 per cent in November. Higher prices for motorized and recreational vehicles and primary non-ferrous metal products were largely moderated by lower prices for energy and petroleum […] Read more