Americas: Decisions, decisions
This week marked the
start of the confirmation hearings for Trump’s
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Senate.
Proceedings got off to a very rocky start when a number of
Democratic Senators calling for the hearings to be called off
immediately, and there were several vocal protestors in the
stands. The nominee is very unpopular amongst Democrats who
will take any steps necessary to ensure that the Supreme Court
does not take a large swing to the right. Senator Cory Booker
released a number of seemingly damning documents with this
intent, but these were claimed to be already cleared for public
release. The hearings continue.
Elsewhere in the US, Amazon became the second company to
reach a valuation of $1 trillion after Apple earlier this year.
Technology stocks on the other hand had a difficult week,
falling further every day as the value of microchips too