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Global Markets: GM to close Oshawa plant

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 26, 2018 (CNS) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. General Motors is expected to announce this morning that it will close all of its operations in Oshawa, Ont. as part of a global restructuring of the company. GM employs […] Read more

Global Markets: Crude oil falls to yearly lows

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 23 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Crude oil prices were at their lowest levels in more than a year Friday morning, as concerns over oversupply and a soft global economic outlook weighed on values. OPEC […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Alberta cold toward fiscal update

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was up slightly at market close Thursday. The loonie closed at US$0.7573 or US$1=C$1.3205, which compares with Wednesday’s close of US$0.7536 or C$1.3270. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed at 15,091.58, down slightly by 3.44 points. Oil was also down Thursday as […] Read more

Arctic Gateway working to restore shipments from Port of Churchill

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (CNS Canada) – Work is underway at restoring the Port of Churchill to its former glory. Omer Al-Katib, spokesperson for Arctic Gateway Group Limited Partnership, said this includes work on grain storage, the wharf and new grain cleaning equipment. “The port fell into a state […] Read more


Global Markets: EU and UK agree to draft post-Brexit text

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – While there are still some details to work out, the European Union and the United Kingdom have largely agreed on a draft text on the post-Brexit relationship between the […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 21 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was weaker Wednesday morning, ahead of the federal government’s fall fiscal update. At 8:44 CST Wednesday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7526 or C$1.3283, which compares with Tuesday’s North American close of US$0.7542 or C$1.3259. […] Read more


Global Markets: Trump thanks Saudis for lower oil

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 21 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to Saudi Arabia for lowering oil prices, claiming the recent weakness in oil prices was “Like a big Tax Cut for […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Tuesday a downer of a day

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 19 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was down at market close Tuesday with the stock market. The loonie closed at US$0.7542 or US$1=C$1.3259, which compares with Monday’s close of US$0.7686 or C$1.3182. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed at 14,877.00, down 194.01 points. Along with the TSX, the […] Read more


Global Markets: Bitcoin dropping sharply

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 20 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has endorsed the Brexit transition plan put forward by United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May. “We welcome the transition arrangements in the withdrawal […] Read more

Prairie wheats up with weaker Loonie

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 19 (CNS Canada) – Wheat bids in Western Canada were up for the week ended Nov. 16, as a weaker Canadian dollar supported prices. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5% CWRS) wheat prices were up, increasing by as much as C$3 per tonne, according to price […] Read more