Welcome back to Financial Empires, even today we are here to talk to you about economics and finance and more particularly we will see the current situation of the international markets and stock exchanges at the beginning of 2022 even if something was already expected.
The Omicron variant, which is reflected on the markets, marking a negative sign of 0.58%, the main Hong Kong indicator, is already decisive in January, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 advance instead.
The large Evergrande company remains in crisis, which last year lost over 89%
Oil starts this year on the rise thanks to the decrease in Libyan exports.
The crucial point of this 2022 remains the green turning point, major brands in the automotive sector are moving towards electric thanks to the wave of innovation brought by the countries of northern Europe where, among other things, more than 60% of electric cars are Tesla branded. thus remains the leading company in the sector.
The first week of January all in all, the stock markets are doing well, the economy restarts but a slowdown is expected due to the new Omicron variant, much less lethal but still more transmissible, the cases are constantly increasing and the market slowdown could already occur. from mid-month.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the sharp slowdown in the markets will be accentuated by the financial maneuver of the Fed which declares an increase in interest rates.
On the other hand, service companies are growing in 2021, we recall, among other things, that an increase of at least 4.5% is expected for the latter.
Small traders and small and medium-sized enterprises subject to restrictions of all kinds to stem the contagion curve will instead be most affected by the health crisis.
New structural funds are expected from Europe for countries in difficulty, funds that could make a difference in a moment of relative recovery after the 2021 vaccination campaign.
The Editorial Team, Financial Empires
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