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The pandemic conqueror: Taiwan

newsflight march 15

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  • Dow Jones: With economic stimulus on the horizon, the US’ Dow Jones index appears to be preparing for the best. 
  • FTSE 100: As the UK experiences difficulties with trade, the FTSE appears to miss out on growth others are experiencing.
  • SSE Composite: China’s SSE Composite index appears to maintain a steady outlook.

Last Week’s Highlights

The Hardly-Mentioned Pandemic Conqueror? Taiwan

While millions of lives have been lost around the world, the island of Taiwan has managed to protect its inhabitants. Interestingly enough, Taiwan has only 10 reported deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the rest of the globe. And while the debated land continues to face attempts from China to control it, other global powers (like Germany) have made it a mission to ensure vaccine access to the Taiwanese people.

Stimulus Checks on Their Way

After Joe Biden ran a presidential campaign focusing on giving aid to those most affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the fruits of his administration’s labor could be seen starting this week. That’s right–stimulus checks are on their way! But this wouldn’t be possible if the House of Representatives and Senate had not managed to push the bill through. It seems as though economic impulse could bring the country back on its growth track (and then some, see below).

Coming Up This Week

Can the US Beat China’s Economic Lead?

For years, China’s economy has grown in a way that other countries haven’t managed to rival. However, the United States could show growth surpassing Asia’s powerhouse. But how? The Chinese government set a goal for 6% growth for 2021, which by many standards is considered to be quite modest. In turn, the US’ newly-approved stimulus package of $1.9 trillion dollars could launch the country into a major period of growth with the potential to surpass that of China.

Brexit’s Tumultuous Trade

After the United Kingdom officially cut ties with the European Union at the end of 2020, a makeshift trade agreement was signed to keep the UK’s economy moving. The stipulations, however, are hardly as advantageous as many would have hoped for. In fact, trade has taken a major nosedive, keeping many Brits wondering about the country’s economic future.


More Things to Sip On…

Microcosms around the world, like Seattle, Washington, have managed to set global pandemic examples.

Europe’s current COVID-19 wave could be a precursor to others around the globe.

The US ignored a major hate group that led the Capitol attack.


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