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Market News

  • BSE SENSEX: India’s BSE SENSEX closed up over 7% last Friday.
  • Dow Jones: The US’ DJIA appeared to go up this past week, following trend.
  • DAX 30: Europe’s DAX index could be leading Europe through the pandemic.

Last Week’s Highlights

Belarus Cozies Up to Russia After Flight Grounding

Last week, Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko called for a Ryanair plane grounding to arrest a known dissident. This action has been debated by many in the European Union, questioning Lukashenko’s motives. Concern that silencing dissent was a move to cozy up to the leader of Russia Vladimir Putin has since arisen.

LatAm Vaccination Starting in the US

Vaccine tourism has begun. Latin Americans from 10+ countries have started to make the journey from their home countries to the US to vaccine themselves against COVID-19. International travel has sparked conversations about morality, healthcare, and access. Many of these travelers are well off, sparking such conversation. 

Coming Up This Week

China’s Growth and Gains

Earlier this year, China predicted slower growth than would have been expected, pre-COVID-19. However, it appears that manufacturing in the country has helped GDP rise far beyond Beijing’s own expectations. The month of May appeared to show modest, yet promising growth.

Is Israel’s Leader On the Way Out?

Benjamin Netanyahu has been Israel’s PM for over a decade, marking a significant era for the Middle East. Amid a new war with Palestine, it appears that coalitions formed between opposing parties could leave Netanyahu behind. Change could now mark a new era for Israel as the 2020’s continue on.  

More Things to Sip On…

Art’s darker edge, as revealed by ‘Salvator Mundi’.

Malaysia faces new financial challenges as a new lockdown begins. 

Venezuela sees new lows as gangs take over capital.


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