Macro Briefing: 7 May 2021

* Germany opposes US-backed idea to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines
* Vaccines show promising results against COVID variants
* India’s main opposition leader warns that India’s Covid wave threatens world
* Biden administration expected to maintain limits on US investments in China
* China’s economic growth accelerated in April–fastest to date in 2021 via PMI data
* China’s exports surged more than expected in April
* Fed warns of risk of ‘significant declines’ in asset prices as valuations climb
* Chinese rocket debris expected to hit Earth this weekend.
* US jobless claims fell below 500k last week–a new pandemic low: