|136741||Brazilian Equities Decline for Fourth Session||1/22/2021 9:32:07 PM||"Brazil’s Ibovespa sank 816 points or 0.7% to 117,513 on Friday to book its fourth consecutive drop, as rising COVID-19 cases, inflation and fiscal concerns coupled with a slow vaccination program and a slowing economy weigh heavily on sentiment. On the pandemic side, Sao Paulo ordered all non-essential activities closed on weekends and limited operations hours on weekdays, imposing the harshest measures in months, as deaths surge in Brazil’s epicenter. During the week, the Ibovespa lost 2.5% and booked its second straight decline.
|136740||"WTI Crude Prices Drop 1.9%, Book Weekly Loss"||1/22/2021 9:13:17 PM||"WTI crude oil prices fell $1 or 1.9% to $52.13 a barrel to close the week 0.4% lower, as an upswing of coronavirus cases and deaths in China and the announcement of a deadlier COVID-19 variant in the UK outweighed prospects of further fiscal stimulus in the US. Overall crude inventories in the US rose by 4.4 million barrels in the most recent week, verus expectations of a 1.2 million barrel decline. Meanwhile, the US Transportation Department said Friday that travel on US roads fell 11% in November, steeper than October’s decline as coronavirus contagions gained steam."||Commodity||Commodity||CL1||/commodity/crude-oil|
|136739||"TSX Closes Lower, Books Weekly Loss"||1/22/2021 9:06:50 PM||"Canada’s TSX lost 57 points or 0.3% to 17,860 on Friday, as policy uncertainty in the US and rising cases in multiple countries outweighed slow vaccination programs. On Friday, WTI crude oil prices fell $1 or 1.9% to $52.12 a barrel. Also, spot gold prices declined 0.6% to $1855 an ounce. On the economic data front, retail sales for November surprised beat expectations, rising 1.3% over a month earlier and compared to forecasts of a 0.1% gain. Still, preliminary figures for December suggest a 2.6% drop in December as novel coronavirus restrictions were re-imposed. During the week, the TSX lost 0.3%."||Canada||Stock Market||SPTSX||/canada/stock-market|
|136738||"US Stocks Book Weekly Gain, Nasdaq Lands Fresh High"||1/22/2021 9:05:22 PM||"Wall Street closed little changed for the second straight session with the Nasdaq eking out a profit and booking a new high, as earnings season continues with mixed results. On the corporate side, shares of IBM sank nearly 10% after the company disappointed analysts’ sales expectations, linking four consecutive quarters of revenue declines. Also, Intel shares dropped 9% despite releasing better-than-expected earnings. On the policy side, a growing number of Republicans have expressed doubts over the need for another stimulus bill, while a Senate committee supported Janet Yellen’s as Biden’s Treasury secretary. The Dow Jones shed 179 points or 0.6% to 30,997. The S&P 500 lost 12 points or 0.3% to 3842. The Nasdaq edged up 12 points or 0.1% to 13,543. During the week, the Dow Jones increased 0.6%, the S&P 500 2.0% and the Nasdaq 4.2%."||United States||Stock Market||INDU||/united-states/stock-market|
|136737||Crude Oil is down by 2%||1/22/2021 7:23:58 PM||Crude Oil WTI decreased 2% to 52.07 USD/Bbl||commodity||commodity||CL1||/commodity/crude-oil|