Global Markets: Violence escalates in Hong Kong

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Nov. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Violence in Hong Kong escalated over the past few days, with police shooting live rounds and hitting at least one activist. Anti-government protestors also retaliated by setting a pro-Beijing supporter on fire, according to reports. Officials were describing the situation in the city as being near ‘the brink of total breakdown.’

– United States President Donald Trump will speak before the New York Economic Club later in the day, and investors will be following his speech closely for any trade-related details.

– Former Bolivian president Evo Morales fled the country and is seeking asylum in Mexico. Morales stepped down as president on Sunday amid allegations of electoral fraud and increasing protests in the country.

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