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Canadian Financial Close: Huawei CFO’s arrest leads to rough Friday for stocks

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was up at market close Friday. The dollar closed at US$0.7519 or US$1=C$1.3299, which compares with Thursday’s close of US$0.7460 or C$1.3404. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Friday at 14,795.13 down by 141.87 points. The major United States stock markets also […] Read more



North American Grain Oilseed Review: Canola ends lower after choppy day

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Dec. 7 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts weaker in the most active months at Friday’s close, after trading to both sides of unchanged in choppy activity. Strength in the Canadian dollar accounted for some of the selling pressure in canola, according to participants. The currency […] Read more

Quebec rye production on the rise

CNS Canada — Rye production was up in Quebec in 2018, one reason being producers supplying hybrid rye for feed to the province’s hog industry. “Feed was coming from out west, but now we’re starting to produce the seed itself here,” said Andre Lussier, who farms near St. Hyacinthe, Que. and is a director with […] Read more


ICE canola correcting lower

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker at midday Friday, taking back most of Thursday’s gains as strength in the Canadian dollar weighed on values. The currency was up by roughly half of a cent relative to its United States counterpart, which cuts […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was up Friday morning. At 8:49 CST Friday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7530 or C$1.3277, which compares with Thursday’s North American close of US$0.7460 or C$1.3404. More than 94,000 jobs, largely full-time, were created last month according to figures […] Read more


ICE canola down in morning trade

By Ashley Robinson, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, Dec. 7, 2018 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts are mostly weaker this morning. Trading has been choppy throughout the morning. Chicago Board of Trade soybean, oil and meal contracts are all mostly stronger this morning. China’s commerce minister has said that China will start […] Read more

Global Markets: Canada sees record employment growth

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada posted record employment growth in November, with employment increasing by 94,100 jobs, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The country’s jobless rate declined to 5.6 per cent, […] Read more