Market spillover grows

Financial markets around the world are waking up to the risks of another coronavirus flare-up. Asian markets, blighted by rising cases from Japan to India, have underperformed their global peers since the start of March, just when they looked set to benefit from an acceleration in the global recovery. Currencies of nations stung by the virus have been trailing those where vaccinations are surging ahead. And now the angst is starting to spreadDavid E. Rovella 

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India is driving the spike of cases in Asia, reporting more than 200,000 new infections every day for the past week and a record death toll on Wednesday. In Japan, Tokyo and Osaka will ask the government to declare a state of emergency, looking to contain rising cases ahead of the Olympics. Europe however may have finally gotten its vaccine act together, and in New York, formerly the global epicenter of the pandemic, infection rates are falling. Here is the latest on the pandemic.

U.S. markets snapped a two-day drop as dip buyers emerged, fueling a rally in companies that stand to benefit the most from an economic revival. The dollar fell, while Treasuries stabilized. Here is your markets wrap.

On the heels of the conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department is going to investigate policing practices at the troubled department.

 U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland 

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Funding a revolution is always a risky business, and one of the world’s largest banks is now exposed to a very public defeat in the emotional arena of soccer. This is how JPMorgan managed the Wall Street equivalent of an own goal.

Australia has canceled agreements between China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Victoria state government in a move that could further worsen ties between the two nations.

After a stint at Microsoft, Daniel Dines launched a startup back in his native Romania. It was there that the programmer turned a “crazy idea” into a $6 billion fortune.

Daniel Dines, co-founder and CEO of UiPath

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