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Global Markets: Explosion near Kabul airport

WINNIPEG, Aug. 26 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– The Pentagon confirmed that there was an explosion outside the Kabul airport on Thursday, although casualties are unknown as evacuation efforts continue in Afghanistan. The United States is facing a Aug. 31 deadline to leave the country. Meanwhile, Canadian airlift operations out of the country have come to an end, with more than 3,700 people evacuated, according to Canadian officials.

– Canadian banking earnings reports continue to beat expectations, with solid results from both CIBC and TD Bank on Thursday a day after equally strong data from RBC.

– U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will meet in Washington on Thursday for the first time. In addition to Afghanistan, Iran is expected to be at the top of the agenda.

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