From: Bernabé Gutiérrez
To: Business Leaders
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Subject: What’s Going On In The World

JANUARY 2022

Jan 29 Argentina and the IMF. Number of Arrangements since membership (1956): 22. Annual inflation is above 50%

Jan 28 Around 40% of Europe’s total gas imports come from Russia. Nord Stream 2 is designed to double Russia’s gas exports to Germany

Jan 27 Iran insists it can enrich uranium to 90% purity – nuclear bomb – if needed

Jan 26 77% of CEOs across the globe expect the economy to improve in 2022. PwC Global CEO Survey 

Jan 25 China reports just one death from Covid in 2021

Jan 24 Every Monday morning, Bridgewater Associates gathers for a three-hour meeting called “What’s Going On In the World”

Sunday sermon Mission first, people always

Jan 22 High oil price ($100+) correlates with Russia aggression: Afghanistan (1979), Georgia (2008), Crimea & Eastern Ukraine (2014)

Jan 21 80% of millionaires are first-generation affluent, frugal, entrepreneurs and work more than 45 hours a week

Jan 20 In China, government authorities committed genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs. US Department of State

Jan 19 An attack by Russia against Sweden (non NATO-member) cannot be ruled out. Peter Hultqvist, Sweden’s defense minister

Jan 18 Ten years into Kim Jong Un’s rule, North Korea is more nuclear than ever

Jan 17 Expanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era. George Kennan in 1997

Sunday sermon Culture eats strategy

Jan 15 Xi Jinping downplays GDP growth as yardstick for China success

Jan 14 America is the largest financial contributor (22%) to the United Nations, followed by China (15%) and Japan (8%)

Jan 13 Military strategists increasingly consider space to be a warfighting domain: U.S Space Force

Jan 12 Spain has the biggest high-speed rail network in the world after China’s

Jan 11 70% of EU citizens say that having the euro is a good thing for their country 

Jan 10 Russia denies any plans to invade Ukraine and repeats demand that Ukraine should stay out of NATO

Sunday sermon Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26

Jan 8 Mexico’s López Obrador favors state energy firms (Pemex and the Federal Electricity Commission) over private firms

Jan 7 How long can the global housing boom last?

Jan 6 70% of Republican voters believe that the presidential election in 2020 was stolen

Jan 5 6 in 10 employees choose their employer based on beliefs

Jan 4 Russia has about 6,000 nuclear warheads. The United States has about 5,500. China has about 350 nuclear warheads

Jan 3 Of the 170,000 American troops stationed abroad, 54,000 are in Japan, 35,000 in Germany and 25,000 in South Korea

Sunday sermon The highest-performing teams derive the greatest satisfaction not from each other, but from the work they do together

Jan 1 The world that the West built after the end of World War II is cracking

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