Daily Archives: Feb 15, 2021 at 07:41 am EST

Macro Briefing: 15 February 2021

* Arctic freeze in Texas unleashes power blackouts
* US coronavirus infection rate falls to lowest since October
* Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal
* Myanmar protests continue after Feb. 1 military coup
* Investor demand for corporate debt driving a Wall Street lending boom
* Afghanistan is near tipping point as Taliban’s control of country advances
* Japan’s economy continues expanding in Q4, signaling resiliency
* Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index rebounds to new high (30 years later)
* Eurozone industrial production fell more than expected in December
* US consumer sentiment falls to 6-month low in Feb as inflation outlooks rises: