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Markets

Nikkei 225

27,977.15

▼ -37.87 / -0.14%

SSE Composite

3,516.30

IBOVESPA

121,193.75

▲ +492.77 / +0.41%

Straits Times

3,165.49

▼ -17.31 / -0.54%

BMV IPC

51,490.94

▲ +441.25 / +0.86%

Dow Jones

35,515.38

▲ +15.53 / +0.04%

DAX 30

15,977.44

▲ +39.93 / +0.25%

BSE SENSEX

55,437.29

▲ +593.31 / +1.08%

FTSE 100

7,218.71

▲ +25.48 / +0.35%

JSE Top 40

63,269.04

▼ -7.94 / -0.01%

Market News

  • Dow Jones: The Dow Jones Industrial Average seems to keep achieving record highs, as seen on last Friday’s close.  
  • FTSE 100: Europe’s most important indices kept rallying Friday achieving ten straight sessions of gains. 

Last Week’s Highlights

European stocks gain for ten sessions in a row

European markets kept rallying last week, owing to a solid earnings season. Friday marked a record as the tenth trading session in a row to set gains for Eurozone stocks. Even though exports in the region have not recovered entirely from the pandemic; The banking, apparel, and insurance industries lead the gains. Experts say the bullish trend may not remain long term but are not ready to go negative on European stocks and securities. 

FDA approves booster shots for some patients

Although Pfizer and Moderna never claimed or announced publicly that they submitted a request to the FDA for approval of booster shots or third doses; The U.S Food and Drug Administration announced before midnight on Thursday that it had updated the emergency approval for coronavirus vaccines to include a third dose for patients with organ transplants or other conditions that may be considered to have a “similar level of immunocompromise.” After the announcement, Pfizer stocks gained 2% after hours.

Coming Up This Week

Delta variant slashes China’s growth forecasts

After the spread of the Delta variant caused more than 1000 infections around China, the government has revived its extreme zero-covid policies. These policies, which include new quarantine measures in many areas and travel restrictions, have proven to be effective in keeping the virus at bay. However, these also threaten to damage the already precarious recovery of the Chinese economy. Experts at Goldman Sachs have slashed the GDP growth expectations to 2.3% from a much higher 5.8%, 

UK Authorities in bid to force Facebook to sell Giphy

Facebook may be forced to renounce control of GIF platform Giphy over concerns from the UK’s Competition and Market Authority. On Tuesday, the regulatory agency noted that the acquisition of Giphy by Facebook might damage competition in the social media and advertising industry. In addition, in a provisional finding, the UK regulators noted that Facebook might restrict third-party platforms’ access to Giphy content. Experts consider the finding a red flag for any tech giant that expects to expand in this regulatory climate. 


More Things to Sip On…

E-Commerce company Wish’s stock tanks 20% as demand growth slows. 

EV maker NIO’s earnings grow more than 127% in a year. 

Disney Corporation’s earnings are magic, and stock is up 5%

Google will cut salaries for workers who decide to work remotely. 


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