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JSE Top 40
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- Nikkei 225: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index appears to once again be leading Asian markets, up this month over 13.45%.
- FTSE 100: The UK’s FTSE index appears to be up over the past month, though it closed up just barely 0.07% this past Friday.
- MERVAL: In the Americas, Argentina’s Merval index continues to show its volatile past with its current 63.36% yearly growth.
Last Week’s Highlights
Iranian Scientist Leading Nuclear Studies is Killed
One of Iran’s top scientists in the nuclear field was killed this past week, with the country’s leaders claiming Israel is to blame. For years, Iran has kept much of its nuclear development under wraps. But now with one of its top leaders gone, the question remains of where the program will go now.
Protests Erupt in Brazil
After a Black man in a Carrefour supermarket was murdered by security guards, Brazilians have taken to the streets to speak out. This death is not a first for the South American country, considering Brazil’s troubled colonial past. In fact, many Black Brazilians have come to experience racist violence regularly.
Coming Up This Week
AstraZeneca and North Korean COVID-19 Hacks
AstraZeneca, one of the major pharmaceutical companies currently working on its COVID-19 vaccine, has announced a breach in security believed to have been perpetrated by North Korea. As well, South Korean pharmaceuticals have also claimed major cyber attacks by their northern neighbor. These attacks are thought to be attempts to obtain crucial information about vaccine development and the production of treatment drugs.
Deutsche Bank Moves
As Germany continues to be a regional and global leader amid the COVID-19 pandemic and related financial crisis, Deutsche Bank appears to be leading the way. However, business with Russia appears to be worrying other major financial parties. Not only regarding financial questions, but also about the workplace moving forward, the bank has begun to offer options to employees wanting to work from home.
More Things to Sip On…
Africa may not get COVID vaccines until mid-2021.
India has plunged into recession for the first time in decades.
According to a 10% annual yield ETF issuer, the US is going through an ‘income crisis’.
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