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Low risk appetite in global markets

The question marks created by the acceleration of the Kovid-19 epidemic on the economic recovery show its effect on risky assets.

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Asian stocks and US futures started the week with losses. While the MSCI Asia Pacific index fell to a one-week low, the Hang Seng Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, the center of US-China tensions, led the losses with a decrease of more than 1.5 percent.

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Japan’s Nikkei 225 and South Korea’s Kospi also fell around 1 percent. S&P 500 futures were down 0.4 percent, pointing to a negative open. The index closed Friday with a loss of 0.8 percent.

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Bloomberg Dollar Index rises as risk appetite declines. The yield on the US 10-year bond is 1.28%, down 1 basis point.

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Epidemic developments in the world

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An acceleration in the transmission rate of the Delta variant is seen from Asia to the Americas. While the number of incidents in the USA increased by 65% ​​in a week, it was well above the 19% increase globally.

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In the USA, the number of cases is increasing rapidly, especially in states where vaccination is slow. On the other hand, in the daily loss of life caused by Kovid-19, Indonesia left Brazil behind and revealed that the epidemic is still felt in the Asia Pacific.

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As a result of the new wave originating from karaoke parties and the local fish market in Singapore, one of the financial centers, the highest number of daily incidents in 11 months has been reached.

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In the Tokyo Olympics, which will be held without an audience, the first event was determined in the middle of the athletes. US tennis star Coco Gauff announced that she will not participate in the Olympics after her test was positive. In addition, the test of three athletes from the South African football group was positive.

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While 190.3 million incidents were detected globally, the loss of life exceeded 4.08 million.

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