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JSE Top 40
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- FTSE 100: The UK’s FTSE closed up this past week, though this behavior hasn’t been characteristic of the index over the last month.
- S&P 500: In the US, the S&P 500’s behavior has meant that its average has stayed relatively the same over the past week and month.
- All Ordinaries: Australia’s All Ordinaries index has closed the week down, although this doesn’t appear to be the general trend over the past month.
Last Week’s Highlights
Trump’s (Second) Impeachment Trial Starts
This past Tuesday, the former President of the United States Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial started. And while many Republicans appeared to be disgusted and concerned by Trump’s incitement of riots on the Capitol, many still appear to be defending him. Democrats, on the other hand, took a full-on approach to explore the violence that occurred back in January. Time will tell if party lines decide to impeach Trump.
Coming Up This Week
European Countries Closing Borders Again
Many countries in the European Union have introduced policies to close down borders in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. In January, however, many kept them open, with the hope that citizens would stay home and only necessary travel would take place. Despite this struggle to maintain open borders, Germany has officially announced that it will close its borders. The main reason is to keep new COVID-19 strains from spreading.
Italian Populism Likely to Win Out
In Italy, perhaps the hardest hit European country by COVID-19, economist Mario Draghi appears to be winning out. Draghi used to be the leader of the European Central Bank and implemented policies to preserve the euro during moments of economic crisis. The party that backs him, the Five Star Movement, has a populist focus and currently holds the majority of Italian political power.
More Things to Sip On…
After years stuck under a strict conservatorship, Britney Spears is freed in a new trial.
Myanmar’s oppressive coup continues to suppress free speech.
Tech giants rally against a major merger.
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