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Global Markets: Gold smuggling denying Africa its wealth

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 24 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Billions of dollars of gold is being smuggled out of Africa, according to a report by Reuters. More than US$15 billion in gold was imported by the United Arab Emirates in 2016, nearly […] Read more

Global Markets: India’s election moves into third phase.

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 23 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Voting continues today in India as its massive national election has entered the third of its seven phases. The election began April 11 and continues until May 19, with the results announced in […] Read more


Global Markets: Bombings in Sri Lanka kill, wound nearly 800

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 22 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The government of Sri Lanka will impose emergency powers after bombings killed 290 people and wounded approximately 500 others on April 21. The attacks were carried out at churches and luxury hotels in […] Read more



Global Markets: Canadian inflation rate rose in March

WINNIPEG, April 17 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Reports indicate that the U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February, thanks to imports from China plunging. The report also implied that economic growth was much stronger in the first quarter […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar steady as markets rally

WINNIPEG, April 16 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar held fairly steady on Tuesday, as stocks rallied after a rocky Monday. The Canadian dollar closed at US$.7484 or US$1=C$1.3361, down from Monday’s close of US$.7488 or US$1=C$1.3354. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 12.26 points to close at 16,502.20. The NASDAQ closed up, gaining 24.22 at 8,00.23 […] Read more


Global Markets: Canadian manufacturing fell 0.2 per cent in February

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 16 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada reported that Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.2 per cent in February, after increasing 0.8 per cent in January. Experts had predicted no change for February, however, the report said sales […] Read more

Global Markets: Crude oil dips after months of gains

WINNIPEG, April 15 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. posted a loss of $108.2 million in its third quarter in 2018. Officials cite a “A $50-million non-cash impairment on its Latin American assets weighed on Aphria’s bottom line,” […] Read more


Global Markets: Official Brexit deadline pushed to October 31

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 12 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – With the official Brexit deadline pushed back to October 31, some United Kingdom residents are buckling under the stress. Since the referendum passed in 2016, many have succumbed to what is being […] Read more

Global Markets: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 11 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London. He was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy avoiding numerous charges from multiple countries. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said the country had “reached its […] Read more