Canada’s trade deficit rose to Can$2.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) in November on the back of the sharpest rise in imports in more than eight years, the government statistics office said Friday.
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Asian stock markets rose Friday after the Dow Jones industrial average finished above 25,000 for the first time. An agreement by North and South Korea to hold talks also lifted sentiment. Investors were looking ahead to a U.S. jobs reports
The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.
Manufacturing in China grew at a slightly slower pace in December than the previous month, a Chinese government survey showed Sunday, following government controls on bank lending.
After a banner year for US stocks, that saw the Dow hitting repeated records, Wall Street strategists predicted 2018 would see more moderate gains and increased volatility as markets retreated in the final session of 2017 on Friday.
The dollar suffered fresh pressure on Friday as traders cash in the recent gains fuelled by Donald Trump’s tax cuts, while Asian equities were on course to end a strong year in tepid fashion.