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US Case Numbers Keep Rising

NewsFlight october 19

Markets

Nikkei 225

23,410.63

▼ -96.60 / -0.41%

SSE Composite

3,336.36

▲ +4.18 / +0.13%

Bovespa

98,309.12

▼ -744.95 / -0.75%

Straits Times

2,533.02

▲ +9.40 / +0.37%

BMV IPC

37,876.49

▼ -182.74 / -0.48%

Dow Jones

28,606.31

▲ +112.11 / +0.39%

DAX 30

12,908.99

▲ +205.24 / +1.62%

BSE SENSEX

39,982.98

▲ +254.57 / +0.64%

FTSE 100

5,919.58

▲ +87.06 / +1.49%

JSE Top 40

50,697.69

▲ +193.80 / +0.38%

Market News

  • Nikkei 225: Though the Nikkei 225 index from Japan often leads Asian indices, this past week it appeared to be not as strong as its peers, like the SSE Composite. It closed Friday down 0.41%.
  • FTSE 100: The last few days of this past week showed a slight uptick for the UK’s FTSE 100 index, closing up at 1.49%.
  • MERVAL: Argentina’s MERVAL index has kept us on the edge of our seats, as volatility continues to be high. However, for the moment the index closed the day Friday up 1.63%.

Last Week’s Highlights

NewsFlight october 19

8 Million and Counting, US Case Numbers Keep Rising

Numbers of those infected by COVID-19 continue to rise in the United States and officially surpassed 8 million since the beginning of the pandemic. Trends show new growth regarding the number of cases being reported, an uptick not seen since July. By far, California, Texas, and Florida lead the country’s 50 states, all nearly with two times the number of infections as the state with the next highest report, New York.

Johnson’s Brexit Announcement

The UK’s breakup with the European Union still remains without a deal. PM Boris Johnson announced this past week that the UK is looking at a very likely exit from the EU without any sort of deal. Trade relationships appear to be the biggest hurdle for the governments to manage. And while technically the UK already is no longer part of the EU as of January of this year, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for the UK to end up in a favorable position.

Coming Up This Week

NewsFlight october 19

Are Luxury Goods Back on the Market?

After nearly all of 2020 has been spent social distancing, serious consequences for global economies and personal financial planning don’t seem to be quite over yet. As the pandemic continues on, a bit of surprising news has surfaced: people have started to take an interest in luxury items again. Typically, when financially tough times come around, luxury goods are often the first thing to go. However, consumers often like to remain optimistic and start to buy once again. Interestingly enough, it even seems that the resale luxury market has been gaining momentum amidst COVID-19’s grim grip.

NewsFlight october 19

The Future of Ocean Travel Inspired by the Past

Over the last few years, wind travel has started to peak the interests of innovators in the realm of green energy. Instead of shipping goods overseas in cargo ships powered by heavy fossil fuels, or even recent breakthroughs in low-emission fuels, Swedish innovators have decided to look to the past. Long ago, wind-powered ships were how navigators made their way from port to port. Now, creative sail designs could be the future.


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