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GlobalFast Track Data — The pre-Omicron world looked good

Google mobility figures through to 28th October looked solid.  While we’ve seen rising Covid cases in Europe the impact on mobility and economic activity has been fairly well contained to date.  Indeed, Germany, France and Spain recorded improvements week on week while Italy saw a very mild dip.  The largest drop was recorded in the US but this is merely an effect of the Thanksgiving holiday which are not adjusted for in the raw data.  The drop was comparable to the decline we saw in this period last year. EMs all looking good.

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