U.S. Jobs, Biden’s China Blacklist, Canada Stimulus: Eco Day
Welcome to Thursday, Americas. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day:
- Economists, blindsided by a major miss in April’s U.S. employment report, are now ready for any number of surprises
- President Joe Biden plans to amend a U.S. ban on investments in companies linked to China’s military this week, according to people familiar
- Biden has made support for innovation a key part of his program, calling for increased funding to key industries like semiconductor manufacturing, cybersecurity and electric vehicles
- The Biden administration has proposed requiring the collection of data on foreign cryptocurrency investors active in the U.S.
- The Fed plans to begin gradually selling a portfolio of corporate debt purchased through an emergency lending facility launched last year
- Global talks to revamp the international tax system and impose a worldwide minimum corporate rate have gotten fresh life in recent months, and this week’s Group of Seven finance ministers’ meeting may provide additional momentum toward a broader deal in July or October
- Covax, which distributes Covid vaccines to mostly poor countries, has been saying for a year no one is safe until everyone is. Rich countries may finally be getting the message
- Global food prices extended their rally to the highest in almost a decade, heightening concerns over bulging grocery bills as economies struggle to exit the Covid-19 crisis
- Housing prices worldwide are rising the most since before the global financial crisis
- Finally, check out this week’s Stephanomics podcast: Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland champions a robust fiscal response to the pandemic, but acknowledges her nation’s initial vaccine effort fell short
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