Global Markets: Trump balks at virtual debate

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– United States President Donald Trump says he won’t participate in a virtual debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden, claiming the he feels good enough to resume in-person campaigning despite being hospitalized over the weekend for COVID-19. Speaking with Fox News, Trump also made the claim that he did not believe he was contagious. Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris held a debate Wednesday night, separated by plexiglass shields.

– Hurricane Delta continued its path through the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to make landfall at Louisiana on Friday. The storm is on track to hit an area that is still recovering from Hurricane Laura at the end of August.

– The European Union parliament has voted in favour of a climate law that would see each member state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent from 1990 levels within the next decade and be completely carbon neutral by 2050. The vote had the backing of 392 Members of the European Parliament, with 161 against and 142 abstaining.

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