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Global Markets: Canada’s economy off to slow start

Expectations of 0.7 per cent growth in first quarter

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 19 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – A Reuters poll of more than 40 economists expects Canada’s economy to remain mostly stagnant for the first quarter of 2021 before returning to “pre-COVID” levels sometime later in the 2021 fiscal year. […] Read more

Global Markets: Biden could cancel Keystone-XL Pipeline come Wednesday

Pipeline nixed by Obama, approved by Trump

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 18 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Documents surfaced over the weekend that Joe Biden could nix the Keystone-XL Pipeline on Wednesday, shortly after he has been sworn-in as the next President of the United States. The controversial pipeline was […] Read more



Global Markets: Yemen facing widespread famine

U.S. warned terrorist designation a mistake

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 14 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The United Nations warned the United States on Thursday that the latter’s move to designate Houthi rebels in Yemen’s ongoing civil war as a terrorist group could lead to widespread famine in the […] Read more


Global Markets: Debate on impeachment underway

Democrats have support from some Republicans

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Debate in the United States House of Representatives on the articles of impeachment began on Wednesday. It marks the second time President Donald Trump has faced impeachment. Despite Trump leaving office on Jan. […] Read more

Global Markets: Trudeau to shuffle federal cabinet

Manitoba's Carr to return to federal cabinet

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet on Tuesday as his Liberal government positions itself ahead of a likely spring election. Manitoba MP Jim Carr, who had been battling cancer, is […] Read more





Global Markets: U.S. Congress confirms Biden after riot

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 7 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The United States Congress has officially confirmed Joe Biden as the country’s next president hours after a protest turned into a violent riot on Wednesday when supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed […] Read more

Global Markets: Democrats winning runoff in Georgia

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Jan. 6 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States Democrats were on the cusp of winning both Georgia runoff races Wednesday morning, overcoming the two Republican incumbents and taking control of the country’s Senate. Democrat Raphael Warnock, a pastor at […] Read more