Stock rally paused w/indices consolidate from records as restrictions to curb escalating coronavirus cases dented some of the optimism over earnings & plans for additional stimulus. Dollar edged higher w/Euro at $1.2158. Bonds steady w/US 10y 1.10%. Gold at 1860. #Bitcoin 30.9k.
UK government had pledged to keep the EU’srestrictions post-Brexit. But recently, it has granted a special exemption to allow farmers to use the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on sugarbeet throughout 2021, and possibly until 2023.
Australia has opened its borders to foreign players for the @AustralianOpen despite restrictions that make it difficult for its own citizens to get home. Complaints about quarantine from stars like Novak Djokovic aren’t helping, writes @jgfarb
India hopes the Biden administration will relax restrictions on oil exports from Iran and Venezuela so that it could diversify its oil suppliers
"I really am sorry, from the bottom of my heart. But if the price we pay is 590 deaths a day then this in unacceptable." German Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas.
“I’ve not got that many years left of me and I’m not going to be fastened in a house.” Here’s how one 83-year-old in Barnsley reacted to the news that tier three restrictions will be introduced in South Yorkshire from Saturday. See more here:
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BREAKING: More than 1,350 inmates escape from prisons in São Paulo after tensions over coronavirus restrictions; several guards being held hostage - EFE
He’s lying. I was sent to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions. #TESTTESTTEST