Insights

"The Day Today" - 3rd December 2020

  • Pelosi and Schumer, top Democrat leaders in House and Senate, called for immediate talks and said they would support using a bipartisan package of $908bn as the basis for a final deal
  • The Centers for Disease Control head warned this winter may be the “most difficult time” in US public health history; 

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"Boris needs a win – Part" - 2

  • Last night Boris faced his largest rebellion yet
  • Using our rankings of each MP on their ideological position towards the PM and towards Brexit, we can see that those who voted against the tighter coronavirus restrictions were both largely pro-Brexit and pro-Boris – the top right quadrant

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"The Day Today" - 1st December 2020

  • US FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn summoned to White House to explain why they have not moved faster to approve Pfizer vaccine
  • Fed Powell sees a “challenging” few months with potential deployment of a vaccine still facing hurdles
  • RBA

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"The Week That Will Be"

1. Powell Testimony
Powell testifies before Congress (Tuesday Senate, Wednesday House) at exactly the right time in the economic cycle, but the wrong time in the political cycle.

  • The next employment report (Friday) will show the economy is stagnating at lower levels,

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