1. Democrats demand Trump's early resignation
2. Emergency mode declared in Malaysia
3. Dollar continues to strengthen
Democrats do not abandon attempts to impeach Donald Trump just a week before the inauguration of the new US President Joe Biden. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Trump will be impeached Wednesday if he does not resign or be removed from office before that time. Democrats accuse Trump of inciting an assault on the Capitol last week. The day before, Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy said that President Donald Trump admitted that he was "somewhat responsible" for the attack on the Capitol.
The King of Malaysia declared a state of emergency to deter the spread of COVID-19. Malaysia's benchmark stock index fell 1.3% after the emergency was declared. New Zealand is introducing new restrictive measures to visit the country. To visit the country, tourists need to present a negative result of the COVID-19 test. According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of COVID-19 cases in the world as of January 12 exceeded 90.87 million.
The yield on 10-year American trigeris maintains a positive movement, supporting the US dollar. Now the percentage of yield on securities is at 10-month highs. The increase is triggered by expectations of increased public spending after the Democrats won the elections in Georgia.
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12:00 GMT. US: EIA's monthly energy market forecast