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- FTSE 100: After a rocky start to January, the UK’s FTSE index appears to be stabilizing throughout the month of February.
- Dow Jones: In the US, the Dow Jones index appears to remain steady throughout the first quarter of 2021.
- Hang Seng: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has shown major rebounding over the last six months, maintaining a relatively steady entrance into the new year.
Last Week’s Highlights
The ECB Remains Strong on COVID-19 Protections
The European Central Bank recently announced plans to continue to support the region through the current COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s leader, Christine Lagarde, has expressed her understanding that aid is imperative at the moment, imploring European leaders to hold out. This newest package totals around €1.8 trillion to keep countries’ economies afloat.
Texas Freezes Over
The southern US state of Texas experienced unprecedented freezing temperatures and snow this past week, devastating populations across the region. The delivery of basic and necessary goods and services has been disrupted, and homes and businesses ruined have been ruined. There are already tens of deaths associated with the cold conditions and the state’s unpreparedness for a crisis of this magnitude, with President Biden declaring the events major.
Coming Up This Week
Brexit’s Economic Effects Continue to Intensify
The beginning of 2021 saw the UK’s official exit from the European Union. Since then, it has been a major test of residents’ ability to adapt, as well as those who used to do business with them. Any EU companies planning to and already doing business with UK companies will be subject to more intense tax management. As a result, many UK businesses and workers have suffered the consequences, with fewer opportunities and greater restrictions and possibilities for growth.
Russia Continues to Suppress Discontent
The beginning of this year saw the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny, the prime opposition leader attempting to expose Vladimir Putin’s corruption. Navalny recently was charged by Putin’s government on defamation charges. Since then, he has attempted to appeal, but to no avail.
More Things to Sip On…
A major Mars mission makes its way.
To add to Venezuela’s ongoing crisis, the government has now taken away access to certain aspects of healthcare.
Myanmar’s coup continues to receive international outcry.
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