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Global Markets: Prince Philip dies at 99

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, April 9 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Prince Philip, husband to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has passed away at 99 years old, two months before his 100th birthday, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday. Officially titled the Duke of Edinburgh, Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth since 1947. He had spent four weeks in the hospital earlier this year.

– Canada added 303,000 jobs in March, causing the unemployment rate to fall to 7.5 per cent, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate was down from 8.2 per cent the previous month and marked the lowest level since the start of the pandemic a year earlier.

– A volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to erupt at any time, leading to evacuation orders for thousands of people. A number of cruise ships are making their way to aid in the evacuation efforts. The La Soufrière volcano last erupted in 1979, with an earlier eruption in 1902 killing 1,600 people.

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