January 26, 2021—We’re not even a month into the new year and it feels like we’ve packed in six months’ worth of news and developments. The nail-biter Senate runoff elections in Georgia were followed by horrific events at the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of the sitting President, the inauguration of a new president, and the inauguration of an historic vice president. The inaugurations coincided with the one-year anniversary of the first U.S.
January 22, 2021—On November 9, 16, and 23, three vaccine manufacturers announced surprisingly positive results in Phase-3 trials of their COVID-19 vaccines. Global equity markets quickly repriced “economic reopening” stocks on the back of this news.
December 22, 2020—Throughout 2020, European leaders, including UK leaders, have been developing a fiscal framework for accelerating the region’s emergence from the COVID-19 recession. At the same time, they have been laying the groundwork for a “Green and Digital Transition”, which they view as a foundation for longer-term economic growth.European politicians often speak about defending and promoting “European values.