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Global Markets: Canadian inflation rate slows

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 19 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s annual rate of inflation slowed to 2.2 per cent in September, from 2.8 per cent the previous month, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The decline came […] Read more

Global Markets: U.S. midterm elections and Trump; it’s complicated

By Commodity News Service Oct. 18 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. With mid-term elections in the United States three weeks away on Nov. 6, President Donald Trump has made one thing clear. If the Republican party loses control of Congress, either the House […] Read more


Global Markets: Cannabis legal for recreational use in Canada

By Commodity News Service Oct. 17 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ian Power became the first person to legally buy recreational cannabis in Canada shortly after 12 a.m. at a cannabis shop in St. John’s N.L. Today marks the legalization of cannabis […] Read more

Global Markets: Cannabis to become legal after midnight

By Commodity News Service Canada Oct. 16 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Cannabis becomes legal in Canada tomorrow and retailers are bracing for a surge in demand. Online sales sites begin in many jurisdictions at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 17. A recent Deloitte […] Read more


Global Markets: Sears U.S. files for bankruptcy protection

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 15 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Less than a year after the doors at Sears Canada were shuttered, Sears in the United States has filed for bankruptcy protection. The number of stores has already been […] Read more

Global Markets: Jean loses Francophonie bid

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 12 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Former Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean has lost her bid for a second term as secretary general of la Francophonie. Member nations of the international organization of French speaking […] Read more


Global Markets: Stock markets poised for another downturn

By Commodity News Service Oct. 11 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A sharp drop in United States stock markets is causing ripples through markets in Asia and Europe. Markets in Shanghai were down 5.2 per cent, Tokyo was down almost 4.0 per […] Read more

Global Markets: Former PM says Trump marks decline of American empire

By Commodity News Service Oct. 10 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien calls U.S. President Donald Trump “unspeakable” in his new book and says his rise to the presidency signals the “true end of the American Empire”. Chretien, […] Read more


Global Markets: IMF cuts global growth forecast

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 9 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Citing escalating trade tensions, the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth for 2018 and 2019 to 3.7 per cent, from 3.9 per cent. The downgrade […] Read more

Global Markets: Work to end sexual violence wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 5 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Yazidi rights activist Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo for their work combating the use […] Read more