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The Greenback is Bid to Start the Second Half

Overview: Soft Asian manufacturing PMIs weighed on local shares after the S&P 500 set new record highs yesterday.  European shares are recouping yesterday's month-end losses, while US futures indices are bid.  The US 10-year yield is around 1.47%, and European yields are 1-2 bp higher.  The dollar is beginning the quarter on firm footing, making new highs for the year against the Japanese yen (~JPY111.60).  The euro has been unable to resurface above $1.1860 and is at its lowest level in...

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20/6/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

Updating pandemic numbers for the past week for EU27 and Europe:As the charts clearly show, Europe experienced significant declines in new cases and deaths in recent weeks, in part due to improved rates of vaccinations.The third wave is now clearly behind us in both the EU27 and Europe, although European cases are remaining at much higher levels than those in the EU27. A similar pattern is evident in deaths.In terms of Covid19 mortality (deaths per 1,000 cases) the rate of mortality has been...

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19/6/21: COVID19: Worldwide Data

With some time passing since my last update, and the rates of vaccinations ramping up globally, it is easy to forget the simple, but devastating fact: we are still in a global pandemic. Here are the latest weekly totals for new cases and new deaths, worldwide:Just as the charts show,New cases have fallen significantly from the pandemic peak (Wave 4), but remain above the prior trough between Waves 3 and 4. New deaths recorded are still at extremely high levels, and showing an uptick...

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9/5/21: COVID19: BRIICS

 Updating data for BRIICS for Covid19 pandemic through Week 17 of 2021 (current week):Almost half of all cumulated cases within the BRIICS (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa) group are now in India (above) and almost half of all deaths are in Brazil (below).The pandemic dynamics have turned decisively in recent weeks: in terms of new cases, India dominates the trend up, with all other BRIICS showing amelioration in the pandemic:Similarly, for we weekly death...

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9/5/21: COVID19: Europe and EU27

Updating graphs for Europe and EU27 pandemic data through week 17 of 2021:Some good news with a shade of a reality check:New cases are off their Wave 3 highs, solidly soCurrent case counts are still above Wave 2 trough and well ahead of where they were at the end of Summer 2020.Similar, but a bit more benign trend in weekly death counts:Good news 'part 3': mortality rates are declining, again:While the progress on vaccinations across Europe has been less impressive than desired, it now...

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8/5/21: COVID19: Most impacted countries

 Covering data through this week (week 17) of 2021 for world's most impacted countries.First: most impacted countries by the rate of infections and by mortality:There is only one large country (population > 100 million) that is listed in both tables: the U.S. Now, a table of countries with more than 1 million cases:The U.S. ranks 8th worst performer in the group of 28 countries with more than 1 million cases, when measured across all three metrics: infections per 1 million of population,...

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8/5/21: COVID19: Worldwide Data

 Updating worldwide data for the Covid19 pandemic through week 17 of 2021 (current week):We exited Wave 3 that started Week 34, 2020, peaked in Week 1, 2021, and bottomed out in Week 7 of 2021.Since Week 8 of 2021, we are seeing growth of a new wave, Wave 4The latest levels of new infections are now the highest in the history of the pandemic and in the last two weeks of the data, world case counts are in excess of the Wave 3 peak levels.Starting with Week 8 of 2021 we are witnessing a new,...

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19/4/21: COVID19: BRIICS

BRIICS are now in a fully-developed Wave 4 of the pandemic, like much of the rest of the world. This is confirmed across both new case numbers and weekly deaths counts:I highlighted in the table below two BRIICS countries with seriously questionable data quality: China and India. China has been routinely reporting numbers that simply are out of line with anything reported by other countries around the world. India's death statistics appear to be similarly out line with experience in most...

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19/4/21: COVID19: Most impacted countries

Updated tables for world's most impacted countries and regions below. Starting with the countries with the highest recognized levels of infections:Followed by the countries with the highest rates of mortality:Andorra, Montenegro and Czechia are top three countries in the world in terms of infections ratesGibraltar, Czechia and San Marino are top three countries in the world in terms of mortality ratesOf larger countries, with population > 100 million, the U.S. is the only country featured...

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17/4/21: COVID19: Worldwide Data

 Despite the ongoing efforts to accelerate vaccinations, we can now, sadly, confirm that globally, we are in the fourth wave of the pandemic:As reminder,  we exited Wave 3 that started Week 34, 2020, peaked in Week 1, 2021, and bottomed out in Week 7 of 2021. Since Week 8 of 2021, we are seeing growth of a new wave, Wave 4 which has now reaching the peak of Wave 3. The latest level of new infections is now second highest weekly count in the history of the pandemic, at 4,833,991 cases...

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