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Global Markets: Anti-government protests resume in Iraq

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Oct. 25 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq were met with live gunfire and tear gas, as protests resumed in the country after a three-week hiatus. At least one person was reported dead and 200 injured.

– The European Union has agreed to extending the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline, but has yet to set a new date as the EU waits for a British parliamentary decision on whether or not they will call a snap election as requested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

– Argentinians will vote in a presidential election on Sunday, with incumbent Mauricio Macri facing a stiff challenge from opposition leader Alberto Fernandez. The centre-left leaning Fernandez is running with former President Cristina Kirchner.

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