Global Markets: FBI arrests Trump ally Roger Stone

By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, Jan. 25 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– FBI agents in the United States arrested Roger Stone Friday morning facing charges of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements as part of the ongoing investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Stone is a long-time ally and adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump.

– After nearly thirty years of disagreement, the Greek parliament voted narrowly in favour of approving the renaming the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia. Greece has its own region named Macedonia, and has long opposed its northern neighbour having the same name. The vote and improving relations between the two countries opens the door for the newly renamed North Macedonia to join NATO.

– Canada’s Farm Input Price Index was up by 1.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report from Statistics Canada. Input costs were up by 5.3 per cent on an annual basis, with the cost of animal production seeing the largest increase, at 6.3 per cent.

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