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- The Federal Reserve officials said a strengthening economy and higher inflation could lead to earlier and faster interest-rate increases than previously expected. This has caused bond yields to rise around the world.
- Apple’s stock-market value briefly rose above $3 trillion on Monday, breaking yet anther record and underscoring how the pandemic has turbocharged Big Tech’s decades-long rise.
- The United States reported nearly 1 million new coronavirus infections, the highest daily tally of any country in the world and nearly double the previous U.S. peak set a week ago as the spread of the Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
- World food prices jumped 28% in 2021 to their highest level in a decade and hopes for a return to more stable market conditions this year are slim, the U.N.’s food agency said. Higher food prices have contributed to a broader surge in inflation as economies recover from the coronavirus crisis.
- Eurozone inflation hits 5%, marking another record high.
- U.S. job data release states: nonfarm payrolls increase 199,000 in December, unemployment rate drops to 3.9% from 4.2%, average hourly earnings rise 0.6% and that there was a record of 6.4 million jobs created in 2021.
- Eurozone Unemployment rate released on January 10th, forecasted to be 15.9
- US CPI (YOY) for December released on January 12th, forecasted to be 6.8%
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