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There’s solid global demand for canola and good-quality wheat

Lock in canola basis at seeding and keep an eye on the American wheat harvest, advises market analyst

Increasing demand for canola means opportunities for growers, says market analyst Chuck Penner. “Even if canola supply is flat — consumption, crush and exports are up,” Penner said. “That’s a bullish situation.” Japan was the biggest importer of Canadian canola this year, even though China has been the dominant market the past few years, he […] Read more

Global markets: U.S. jobless claims rise

CNS Canada — The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. EGYPT EXPECTED TO IMPORT A WIDER VARIETY OF FOOD — Despite currency issues that have put a damper on imports and created difficulty for small and medium sized businesses in the country, Egypt has said it will be importing a wider […] Read more


Global Markets: Canadian economy grows for third month

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, October 30 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. CANADIAN ECONOMY GROWS FOR THIRD MONTH IN A ROW Canada’s economy grew 0.1 per cent in August, for the third consecutive month, Statistics Canada said in a report on Friday. In June the economy rose […] Read more

Global Markets: US GDP hits the brakes

WINNIPEG, October 29 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. US GDP GROWTH SLOWED IN THIRD-QUARTER Economic growth in the US halted sharply in the third-quarter, according to data released by the country’s Commerce Department. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.5 per cent annual rate, compared with 3.9 per […] Read more


Global Markets: US Fed decision to be announced

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, October 28 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT HOPES SPENDING WILL STIMULATE ECONOMY Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Tuesday that the NDP government will be using spending stimulus to boost the economy. The province faces a record C$6.1 billion deficit. […] Read more

Global markets: U.S. Federal Reserve to meet this week

CNS Canada –– The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE TO MEET, MAKE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT — Members of the U.S. Federal Reserve are starting their meeting on Tuesday, and are expected to conclude on Wednesday. Markets fell ahead of the meeting as investors were uncertain about the outcome […] Read more


Global markets: WHO research

CNS Canada — The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. PROCESSED MEAT CAUSES CANCER, WHO SAYS — Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. The WHO added processed meats, such as hot dogs and ham, to its group one list, which also includes items […] Read more

Global markets: China slashes interest rates

CNS Canada –– The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. CHINA’S CENTRAL BANK CUTS INTEREST RATES, AGAIN — China’s central bank cut interest rates once again on Friday, which marks the sixth time the bank has done so since November. The changes also lowered the amount of cash that banks must […] Read more



Global markets: Brazilian and South African economies

CNS Canada — The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. BRAZIL’S ECONOMY EXPECTED TO CONTRACT ONCE MORE — Brazil’s economy is expected to contract three per cent this year, according to the country’s Central Bank, which surpassed analyst’s expectations of 2.97 per cent. The newest projections are the most negative the […] Read more