Macro Briefing: 13 July 2021

* Most areas of the country seeing new surge in Covid-19 cases due to variants
* Biden supports Cuban protesters, says Havana should “hear their people”
* More Florida links found in assassination of Haiti’s president
* Pandemic lifts global government debt to highest level since World War II
* Oil markets will remain volatile after breakdown in OPEC talks, IEA predicts
* Microsoft announces that it’s buying cybersecurity firm RiskIQ
* ByteDance put IPO on hold indefinitely after pressure from China regulators
* Benchmark providers consider developing an index of everything
* Baltic Dry Index, a proxy for shipping rates, remains near an 11-year high: