Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 21, 2017 (CNS Canada) – The dollar rose slightly Tuesday as oil prices steadied. At 9:01 CST Tuesday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7824 or C$1.2760, which compares with Monday’s North American close of US$0.7817 or C$1.2793. Oil prices steadied Tuesday ahead of an OPEC meeting […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: TSX takes strength from health-care

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, November 20 – The Canadian dollar ended relatively unchanged against its U.S. counterpart on Monday. On the markets, gains in telecommunications helped keep the TSX in the black. The health-care sector was also higher as Valeant Pharmaceuticals finished stronger. However, losses in crude oil, natural gas and gold bullion […] Read more


Pulses: AUS rains could help frost-damaged chickpeas recover

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 20 (CNS) – India’s decision to raise duties on pea imports is taking a bite out of Canada’s exports. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, pea exports will be lowered to 2.4 million tonnes in 2017/18. That compares to exports of 3.9 million tonnes the year […] Read more



North American Grains/Oilseed Review – Canola drops with veg oil

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, November 20 (CNS Canada) – The ICE Futures Canada canola market suffered losses to start the week, as India’s declaration that it would impose tariffs on vegetable oil imports pointed the way lower. Canola wasn’t the only oilseed affected by the announcement as U.S. soybean, soyoil and […] Read more


Feed Grains: CME Group adds Black Sea wheat and corn futures

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 20 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Monday, Nov. 20. Feed wheat bids in the key cattle feeding area of Lethbridge, Alberta were in the C$216 to C$220 per tonne range as of Nov. 17, which was slightly […] Read more



ICE Canola Pressured by India’s Proposed Tariffs on Veg Oil

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, November 20 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were lower at 10:35 CST on Monday. The market was being pressured by India’s announcement over the weekend that it planned to raise tariffs on imports of vegetable oil. Losses in the U.S. soy complex […] Read more


Global Markets: Volvo teams up with Uber

By Commodity News Service Canada Nov. 20 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s inflation rate eased by a slight amount during the past month. The rate was pegged at 1.4 percent in October, which compares with 1.6 percent in September. Clothing prices […] Read more


ICE Canola Drops Monday Morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 20 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were weaker Monday morning, taking some direction from the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex. Chart-based speculative selling contributed to the declines, as the January contract backed away from resistance around the C$520 per tonne level. However, […] Read more



Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 20, 2017 (CNS Canada) – The dollar was little changed Monday as oil prices eased ahead of an OPEC meeting next week. At 8:57 CST Monday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7820 or C$1.2785, which compares with Friday’s North American close of US$0.7823 or C$1.2783. Oil […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar weakens at close

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 17 – The Canadian dollar fell slightly Friday even as oil prices and S&P/TSX strengthened. Oil prices rose about two per cent Friday, capping five sessions of losses, on expectations of an OPEC deal to extend curbs on production and the shuttering of a major United States crude […] Read more