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Global Markets: Freeland delivers wide-ranging budget

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s Financial Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a lengthy, large-spending and wide-ranging budget on Monday, the federal government’s first in two years, calling for more than C$101.1 billion in new spending. Some of the main measures include C$30 billion […] Read more



Global Markets: COVID-19 situation in Ontario is ‘dire’

Province hit with daily record of 4,736 new cases

Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Faced with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian province of Ontario could see tougher lockdown restrictions announced on Friday. The provincial government said on Thursday there was […] Read more



Global Markets: Biden-Putin summit possible says spokesperson

Russia deploys 82,000 troops to Ukrainian border

Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 14 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Following a Tuesday evening phone conversation between the United States President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a Kremlin spokesperson said on Wednesday a summit with the two leaders […] Read more

Global Markets: Reports of blood clots following Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Reports of six cases out of 6.8 million doses

Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Following reports of blood clotting, top health officials in the United States called for pause in the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease […] Read more


Global Markets: Will Mark Carney run for the Liberals?

Party brass prohibits media questions

Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, April 12 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney threw his support behind the governing Liberal Party of Canada during its virtual convention over the weekend. Carney, who is also the former […] Read more

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 […] Read more


Global Markets: Iranian ship attacked

WINNIPEG, April 7 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – An Iranian cargo ship that is believed to be a base for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was attacked on Tuesday, sustaining minor damage, according to reports. Iranian officials said the MV Saviz was a […] Read more

Global Markets: Ukraine calls for path to NATO

WINNIPEG, April 6 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ukraine is calling on NATO to lay out a path for the country to join the military alliance, as Russia amasses troops near Ukraine’s border. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy also called on NATO to strengthen […] Read more