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- Nikkei 225: In the afternoon on Friday, Japan’s Nikkei 225 saw a major dip. Eventually, the index closed down 1.41%.
- MICEX: Though Russia’s Micex index closed down on Friday, its monthly grow appears to be in the green, at 2.93%.
- TSX Composite: Among the few indices in the Americas showing growth is Canada’s TSX Composite, up this month 3.63%.
Last Week’s Highlights
More Countries Reporting Serious Second Quarter Drops, Suggesting Deep Recession
Earlier in 2020, some of the world’s strongest economies, including Germany and Japan, officially dipped into recession. Now, months later, the situation only appears to have worsened and deepened, reaching even more countries. The US has been hit hard, with interest rates now at zero and the Trump Administration taking few actions to contain COVID-19.
Japan’s PM Resigns, Markets Bolstered
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan resigned this past week due to health reasons. Abe recently became the longest sitting prime minister that the East Asian country has had. And while Abe brought significant stability to Japan, the question now remains about whether or not his successor will be able to manage the country’s economy as the world continues to ward off COVID-19. Early indicators are showing the yen strong, despite the announcement.
Coming Up This Week
Travel For Those With COVID-19 Antibodies
In Brazil, a popular tourist location called Fernando de Noronha (a group of islands) have reopened to tourists. The catch? To go, you must have already had COVID-19. Around the world, and especially in Europe, tourism has begun to slowly reopen. However, worries about reinfection and new waves are growing. Is the tactic of these Brazilian islands the one to lead us through? Many scientists are skeptical.
India’s Future with COVID-19 Not Looking Bright
As SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread in communities around the world, India has lately found itself in an increasingly precarious situation. This past week, India reached a record with the most reported cases of the virus in one day. Surpassing China, Italy, and Brazil, the South Asian giant is now the country experiencing the heaviest effects of the virus, from infection to death rates. As the country’s government struggles to help its people, many wonder how serious the situation will get for India’s inhabitants and if sufficient action will be taken to combat it.
More Things to Sip On…
While many Western countries remain in lockdown, flying in China is almost like it was before the coronavirus outbreak.
Racial violence toward Black people by law enforcement in the United States continues.
What would Donald Trump do if reelected? Even he seems unsure.
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20 Side Hustle Ideas to Boost Your Income
“A side gig, moonlighting, or, as the kids call it these days, a side hustle is an excellent way to diversify your income, make a hobby profitable, and even build your confidence.”
“During recession greed dies, frugality survives.”
– Amit Kalantri –
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