Archive February 2022

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Week InAdvance: February 28, 2022

Mon Feb 28 WTO, WHO, WIPO share Covid resources. | Tue Mar 1 G7 finmins meet virtually. State of the Union. | Wed Mar 2 Fed chair in the House. U.S Fed Beige Book. OPEC+ meeting on output. | Thu Mar 3 Fed chair in the Senate. | Fri Mar 4 U.S. jobs report for February.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union adress at a time of geopolitical turmoil and high inflation, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies to Congress on monetary policy. 
OPEC+ holds an important meeting Wednesday with the Iran nuclear deal on the agenda. 
The February U.S. payrolls report is due Friday, following last month’s reading that showed unexpected strength in the labor market despite the omicron surge.

Week InReview: February 25, 2022

The Week That Was.
EQUITIES around the world plunged, with the MOEX Russia Index collapsing as much as 45% and the ruble sinking to a record low. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index was 3.6% lower at 5:50 a.m. Eastern Time, while U.S. stock futures pointed to a significant drop at the open. In bond markets, European sovereign debt rallied while the yield on the 10-year Treasury dropped below 1.9%. The dollar rose, gold rallied close to $1,950 an ounce and Bitcoin tumbled

Week InAdvance: February 21, 2022

Mon Feb 21 U.S. financial markets closed for Presidents Day. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry to visit Vietnam for talks. | Tue Feb 22 U.S. Conference Board consumer confidence. | Wed Feb 23 Eurofi high-level seminar. | Thu Feb 24 G7 leaders meeting. U.S. new home sales, GDP, initial jobless claims. | Fri Feb 25 Eurozone, Eurogroup finmins meet in Paris. 2022 Rio Carnival opening ceremony. | Sun Feb 27 Screen Actors Guild awards.

Week InReview: February 18, 2022

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WEDNESDAY'S MINUTES of the January Federal Reserve meeting provided few new details for investors who are now pricing at least six rate hikes this year. Analysts are becoming increasingly concerned that the central bank may not be able to slow inflation without inflicting damage to the economy. Fed officials will have another round of inflation and employment data before making their decision next month. What is less clear is whether the rate-setting committee will be returned to full strength as the confirmation of five nominees to the board is being held up by political wrangling in Washington

Week InAdvance: February 14, 2022

Mon Feb 14 Valentine's Day. Hedge funds disclose their holdings with 13F filings. | Tue Feb 15 Chinese Lantern Festival marks end of the Lunar New Year celebrations. | Wed Feb 16 IOSCO sustainability roundtable. FOMC minutes. | Thu Feb 17 G20 finmins, central bank govs in Jakarta. UN Security Council Ukraine discussion. | Fri Feb 18 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum. Munich Security Conference. | Sat Feb 20 Closing ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Week InReview: February 11, 2022

LinkedIn might be the best social network right now.
NEW FEATURES, including a no-politics button, stand to boost the professional networking platform as a place for meaningful conversations. The feature is one of many LinkedIn has been adding while it enjoys the fruits of a massive workforce upheaval. In the last quarter, LinkedIn revenue was up 37% year over year, and new hires made through the service more than doubled. In an exclusive interview, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky explains why the professional network has seen a surge in Gen Z users, details some new features and discusses fixes for some longstanding problems.

Week InAdvance: February 7, 2022

Mon Feb 7 30th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht treaty, the foundation of the EU. | Tue Feb 8 Treasury's Liang to testify at stablecoins hearing in House. | Wed Feb 9 SEC to push private equity firms for more robust fee disclosures. Senate Ag Committee to hold hearing on digital assets. | Thu Feb 10 CPI. Federal budget. | Fri Feb 11 Covid tests scrapped for double-vaccinated travellers arriving in U.K.

Week InReview: February 4, 2022

Big Tech stocks may have to work harder to keep Wall Street invested.
Illustration: Patrick Edell for Bloomberg Businessweek
IN A SINGLE two-and-a-half-hour stretch on Jan. 25, Microsoft Corp. stock erased $156 billion of its shareholders’ money, then rebounded, recovering all of its losses and adding $74 billion. In one sense this was just another lurch in the markets' wild ride in 2022, as investors adjust adjust to recovering economies and the prospect of rising interest rates. But it also points to a new environment in which the most valuable U.S. tech companies are going to have to work harder to justify their trillion-dollar or near-trillion-dollar valuations.