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Global Markets: Solid Canadian jobs data

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Sept. 10 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Canada’s economy added 90,000 jobs in August, marking the third straight month of increases, according to a report from Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate fell to 7.1 per cent, from 7.5 per cent the previous month.

– United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jingping spoke over the phone Thursday for the first time in seven months. The call marked only the second time the two leaders had talked since Biden took office in January.

– Canada’s federal leaders discussed policy measures in a televised English-language debate Thursday evening, as they all worked to sway voters ahead of the Sept. 20 election. Analysts said there was no clear winner of the debate, with Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives tied for support in the opinion polls.

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