BMO Capital Markets Chief Investment Strategist Brian Belski joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down why the markets are shrugging off the latest news from Washington, D.C.
BMO Capital Markets Chief Investment Strategist Brian Belski joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down why the markets are shrugging off the latest news from Washington, D.C.
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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks traded mixed ahead of major earnings reports while Europe’s equity benchmark advanced on merger news. The dollar slipped.The S&P 500 Index was little changed, weighed down by worries about new coronavirus variants and hurdles to a fresh aid package as President Joe Biden said he’s open to negotiating his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal. Small-caps outperformed and GameStop Corp. extended its surge as day traders continued to pile into the heavily shorted retailer.European stock markets were almost uniformly green. Naturgy Energy Group SA soared as much as 18% as asset manager IFM Global Infrastructure offered to buy a stake in the Spanish utility. Sweden’s EQT AB, one of Europe’s biggest private equity firms, jumped 22% after agreeing to take over Exeter Property Group in a $1.9 billion deal.Global stocks are trading near record highs as U.S. corporate earnings season gears up this week, with traders also keeping a eye on developments related to the pandemic and its spread. Vaccine coverage won’t reach a point that would stop transmission of the virus in the foreseeable future, the World Health Organization said.“We have to pay attention to some of these micro issues, but not let that throw us off the trail,” Eric Freedman, chief investment officer at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “We could see a derail that happens for changes in positioning, but until it does, we will stay invested in growth assets, and that has benefited us thus far.”Elsewhere, Treasury yields edged higher. Bitcoin retreated below $32,000. In Asia, stocks markets took a dive after China’s central bank withdrew cash from the banking system and an official cautioned about asset bubbles. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index sank the most in two months and internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. lost 6.3%.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Tesla Inc., Facebook Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are among companies reporting results.The Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy decision and briefing by Chair Jerome Powell are scheduled for Wednesday.Fourth-quarter GDP, initial jobless claims and new home sales are among U.S. data releases Thursday.U.S. personal income, spending and pending home sales come Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index was little changed as of 10:12 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.8%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 1.3%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index dipped 1.5%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.2%.The euro rose 0.2% to $1.2159.The British pound climbed 0.3% to $1.3717.The Japanese yen rose 0.1% to 103.66 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries climbed two basis points to 1.05%.Germany’s 10-year yield added one basis point to -0.54%.Britain’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.27%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude advanced 0.3% to $52.91 per barrel.Gold was little changed at $1,856.64 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
BRUSSELS — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical giants that have developed coronavirus vaccines with EU aid that it must get its shots on schedule, a day after the bloc threatened to impose export controls on vaccines produced in the bloc. The EU made it very clear that it is bent on getting all doses as quickly as their contracts provide for at a time when infections are surging, many hospitals are overwhelmed, and many of the 27 members states are struggling to get their vaccine rollout going at top speed. The hardening of its position came days after it accused AstraZeneca of failing to guarantee the delivery of coronavirus vaccines without a valid explanation. It also had expressed displeasure over vaccine delivery delays from Pfizer-BioNTech. The Pfizer vaccine is already being rolled out in the EU, and the AstraZeneca one is expected to be approved this week. “Europe invested billions to help develop the world's first COVID-19 vaccines," EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the World Economic Forum's virtual event in Switzerland. “And now, the companies must deliver. They must honour their obligations." The EU, which invested 2.7 billion euros in research and production for the drug companies, “means business," she added, reflecting the heavy pressure EU nations are under to roll out vaccines. The EU has committed to buying 300 million AstraZeneca doses with option on 100 million extra shots. Late last week, the company said it was planning to reduce a first contingent of 80 million to 31 million. Pfizer has said it was delaying deliveries to Europe and Canada while it upgrades its plant in Belgium to increase production capacity. And after two meetings and phone calls the level of distrust that has only grown between the EU and the Anglo-Swedish giant. “We see that doses are being delivered elsewhere and we know that we have signed an agreement,” said Commission spokesman Eric Mamer. That's why the EU is preparing a system of strict export controls on all coronavirus vaccines produced in the bloc — raising the spectre that it could prevent the doses from going to countries outside of the EU until its own orders are fulfilled. The commission insists it is basically to monitor whether companies respect their commitments to the EU. Critics say it could lead to a ban on exports while the EU receives its full allotment. Both AstraZeneca and Pfizer have vaccines made in the EU. The biggest EU member state was firmly behind von der Leyen's view — and batted away any suggestion the EU was looking for special treatment. “With a complex process such as vaccine production, I can understand if there are production problems — but then it must affect everyone fairly and equally,” German Health Minister Jens Spahn told ZDF television. “This is not about EU first, it’s about Europe’s fair share.” The EU, which has 450 million citizens and the economic and political clout of the world’s biggest trading bloc, is lagging badly behind countries like Israel and Britain in rolling out coronavirus vaccine shots for its health care workers and most vulnerable people. That’s despite having over 400,000 confirmed virus deaths since the pandemic began. The slow rollout, however, is hardly only the result of vaccine production issues. France’s rollout was delayed by logistical and administrative problems, including lengthy bureaucratic consent rules designed to allay fears of what authorities believed to be an unusually large number of French vaccine skeptics. The Netherlands had to scramble to get ready for the hard-to-handle Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with its requirement for deep freezing. While about 10% of the U.K. population has gotten at least one dose, that figure hovers around 2% overall or lower in a great many EU nations. Still, the delays in getting vaccines will be make it harder to meet early targets in the EU’s goal of vaccinating 70% of its adults by late summer. French Health Minister Olivier Veran said slow delivery could affect the whole chain. If the calendar is not respected, he said, “then it can change the game." The European Medicines Agency is scheduled to review the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine Friday and its approval is hotly anticipated. The AstraZeneca vaccine is already being used in Britain and has been approved for emergency use by half a dozen countries, including India, Pakistan, Argentina and Mexico. The EU has signed six vaccine contracts for more than 2 billion doses, but only the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been approved for use so far. ___ Geir Moulson and Frank Jordans in Berlin, Mike Corder in The Hague and Angela Charlton in Paris contributed. ___ Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak Raf Casert, The Associated Press
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(Bloomberg) -- Thousands of Indian farmers on Tuesday escalated protests to revoke controversial agricultural laws, clashing with police and storming key landmarks in the capital to pressure Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The farmers, who have camped at various border points around New Delhi for two months, had permission to demonstrate after the completion of an annual military parade to mark Republic Day, a major public holiday in India. But many gathered early in the day and broke through barricades on the outskirts of the city, prompting police to deploy tear gas in some areas.Television footage showed thousands of protesters clashing with police in central Delhi before reaching the iconic Red Fort, where Indian prime ministers typically address the nation on the country’s independence day in August. It remained unclear if the farmers -- many of whom gathered peacefully -- would seek to camp out in the middle of Delhi, or return to locations outside the city where they had been staying.“We are talking to the farmers -- we are convincing them to go back,” said Dependra Pathak, special commissioner of police. “We have faith in farmers. This is an unprecedented situation.”India’s federal home ministry suspended mobile Internet services in some parts of the city where the protests were most tense. Several metro stations were also shut down.Farmer leaders called on protesters to stay peaceful, warning that any violence could hurt their cause.“For the last two months, the entire country and the world has been saying that the peaceful nature of these farmers protests is their strength,” said Yogendra Yadav, leader of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organization of several dozen farm groups leading the protests. “If this peace breaks down, our strength will take a hit.”Leaders of the protests have rejected Modi’s offers to temporarily shelve the three laws passed in September that overhauled the way farm goods are sold in the country of more than 1.3 billion people, almost half of whom depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The government has defended the legislation, saying they would eliminate middlemen in state-run wholesale markets, increase earnings for farmers and make India more self-reliant.The farmers have continued to call on the government to repeal the legislation, which they say will hurt their incomes and leave them vulnerable to big corporations. While Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has a lock on parliament and doesn’t need to call a national vote until 2024, the protests risk hurting his appeal in state elections and could halt momentum for other reforms.Although the demonstrations have hurt the government, the scenes on Tuesday of unruly farmers may undermine their cause, according to Asim Ali, a New Delhi-based researcher at the Centre for Policy Research.“This was always the danger, and it seems that it has gone out of hand,” Ali said. “This is possibly what the ruling party would have liked to see.”The tractor rallies marked the first time the protesting farmers have marched into the capital. They are mostly from the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. But they have also found support in other Indian cities, including financial centers Mumbai and Bengaluru, where protest marches have also taken place.“More than a 100,000 people with tractors have gathered here and we expect more to join us,” said Manjit Rai, 57, a farm leader coordinating entry at one of the half-dozen entry points into the capital. “People are enthusiastic about the celebrations and we are determined that we will peacefully continue to make our case.”(Corrects spelling of police officer in the fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Zionodes Zionodes SINGAPORE, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bitcoin miners are on a winning spree. They successfully survived the 2020 pandemic, rolled through the Bitcoin halving and now the network is seeing some of the best hash rates ever as these operations are trying to reach new levels of decentralization. Bitcoin mining almost in its second decade of operation has its tables turned through ups and downs, scams and great technology. From notorious scams to billions of dollars being invested by heavyweights in the Bitcoin Mining sector, this industry is filled with impressive projects. One project which is taking Bitcoin Mining up a notch is Zionodes. Transparency, user control, and Decentralization - top priorities of Zionodes Even though there are positive signs that Bitcoin mining is becoming more decentralized there is still a long way to go before this industry can be considered purely decentralized. Bitcoin mining is still at risk of powered centralization through possible state-level coercion with vertical/horizontal integration. Like most profitable enterprises within the industry, the natural pull of Bitcoin mining is towards more control by one or a small number of controlling bodies. Two friends, Matvii Sovoraksha (CEO of Madfish, Creator of Thanos wallet for Tezos) and Olga Kochmar (Founding member of Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong) who are Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts started Zionodes with the understanding that decentralization needs to be the core value given. Zionodes is decentralizing Bitcoin Mining with its marketplace and tokenized ASICs platform. Zionodes Marketplace Zionodes gives miners the power of information. Nothing is kept hidden from them as all the operations are independently managed on your own pools, wallets, and earnings. It doesn't follow the industry norms of hidden fees and hash rate contracts. Zionodes does not believe in this and has changed the terms of these contracts. This means that the user becomes the complete owner of the equipment. Even when the one-year contract expires with the data center, the user can submit physical delivery of machines to the designated locations. This is something not all of them give. All the resellers and data centres are verified and all the ASICs are immediately available after two weeks of installation. Equipment performance data is tracked over a period of 10 days before it is being made available. The users are made aware of this information and they can thus act based on this information. The platform provides open statistics on farm operators and resellers based on which decisions can be taken. The platform follows a transparent policy method of involving any type of users at all stages and giving them the liberty to decide based on the information. The latest offering - ASICs Tokenized Platform Bitcoin mining is expensive, can get technical, requires heavy infrastructure to begin with. Hence Zionodes' unique DeFi offering brings in an easier, cheaper and more flexible way to get into mining in a far more lucrative manner than imagined. The Zionodes new offering brings to light how easily one can buy a Bitcoin Mining Machine such as the Antminer S15 and reap in rewards daily. The only issue right now faced is the high gas fees on the Ethereum network. The team at Zionodes suggest holding your rewards instead of withdrawing them for at least a week or month as it can then consolidate and present a stronger case in terms of profit. The solution is not just for those who are technically sound. For those who are interested in Crypto can easily become a part of the Zionodes community. In addition to this, there are no barriers to entry and exit making it simpler to diversify risks and reinvesting rewards in a flexible way. Bitcoin Mining machines call for heavy machinery, needing larger spaces and technical support to ensure it runs smoothly. Matvii and Olga believe that it is high time that there is disruption and change from age-old mining ways. It is now time to come out of these recurrent problems and make it easier for users and miners alike. With Bitcoin becoming popular, the Mining industry actively needs more players and such developments in the space is a breath of fresh air to invite young talent, and make for a more environmentally friendly mining solution. Media contact Company: Zionodes Contact: Amrit Mirchandani, Head of Communications E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +91 8788216349 Address: 08-55, Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore Website: https://www.zionodes.com/ A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/28214ff8-dfa0-40ab-84dd-9b52750397d0
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