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Global Markets: Trump to declare national emergency

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 15 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency in order to obtain the funding to build a wall along the Mexican border. He is also […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump expected to sign deal to avert shutdown

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 13 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump is planning on signing bipartisan legislation that will prevent another government shutdown, according to reports. The deal reached between Democrats and Republicans does not […] Read more


Global Markets: Saudi Arabia announces oil production cuts

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 12 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Saudi Arabia announced plans to cut oil production to 9.8 million barrels per day in March, which would be roughly half a million barrels below the pledged production level […] Read more

Global Markets: Economic growth slows in United Kingdom

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 11 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Economic growth in the United Kingdom slowed to only 1.4 per cent on an annual basis in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics. That compares with 1.8 […] Read more


Global Markets: Canada adds nearly 67,000 jobs in January

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 8 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian economy added 66,800 jobs in January, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The jobs growth came in well above trade estimates. However, the unemployment rate also […] Read more

Global Markets: Twitter profits up, but usage down

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 7 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Twitter reported fourth quarter profits of US$255 million in 2018, which was well above the US$91 million reported during the same quarter the previous year. However, usage declined to […] Read more


Global Markets: Cdn building permits up fourth straight month

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 6 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The value of Canadian building permits rose for the fourth consecutive month in December, increasing by 6.0 per cent to hit C$8.8 billion, according to a report from Statistics […] Read more

Global Markets: Trump to deliver State of the Union

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 5 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. The speech before a joint session of Congress was originally scheduled for January, but […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Loonie follows crude oil in losing ground

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 4 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was down at market close Monday as oil prices declined. The dollar finished the day at US$0.7618 or US$1=C$1.3127, which compares with Friday’s close of US$0.7637 or C$1.3095. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Monday after gaining 96.01 points to finish at […] Read more

Global Markets: European nations recognize Venezuela’s Guaido

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 4 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Nine European nations including France, Germany, and Britain, are now recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of the South American country. The coordinated European move […] Read more