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JSE Top 40
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- SSE Composite: Over the past week, China’s SSE Composite found itself dropping down, down, down.
- Mexican Bolsa: Mexico’s Bolsa Index closed down 4.59% on Friday alone.
- CAC 40: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 Index joined many in the region in closing Friday down.
Last Week’s Highlights
Reddit, GameStop, and Robinhood
Last week, the United States’ stock market saw an unprecedented attempt to manipulate the market by a group of investors organized through Reddit. Since its inception, Wall Street has notoriously been controlled by major brokers. However, the app Robinhood appeared on the scene several years ago, with the promise to “democratize” investing. Ironically enough, when organized individuals planned to invest in GameStop this week to affect large firms, Robinhood halted all trading of the company’s stock.
Navalny Takes on Putin Once Again
Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s opposition, has recently been gaining traction and brownie points with those across Russia opposed to the president. Over the last several years, Navalny has been publicly questioning the legitimacy of Putin’s presidency, leading him into hot water. In fact, he recently released significant information about a personal multi-billion dollar fortress that Vladimir Putin had been keeping secret for years. He is currently detained by Russian officials.
Coming Up This Week
Europe’s New Export Restrictions
The European Union has passed measures that will require more permissions before exporting COVID-19 vaccines outside of its borders. Now that the United Kingdom has officially separated from the EU, this could spell major trouble for it. In fact, while the EU and UK managed to come to an agreement on trade in December, the stipulations of the language in it appear to leave loopholes. The EU appears to have opted exactly for one of these loopholes, now announcing that it will restrict vaccine entry into the UK and Northern Ireland.
Astrazeneca Could Be Next Up on the Approved Vaccines List
While Pfizer and Moderna have taken the first official leaps toward vaccinating the world against COVID-19, the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine could be right behind. In fact, several regulators across Europe support this decision. However, not all are convinced that the Astrazeneca vaccine has been fully tested and proved safe, including Germany.
More Things to Sip On…
Australia appears to (almost) be back to “normal”.
Could India be the first country to pilot a national cryptocurrency?
Biden’s approach to relations with China appears very different from Trump’s.
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“During recession greed dies, frugality survives.”
– Amit Kalantri –
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