[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Waver as Year Draws to a Close: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Global stocks retreat from gains, oil dips as investors reassess COVID look-ahead

[Reuters] Oil heads for biggest annual gain since at least 2016

[Reuters] Global M&A volumes hit record high in 2021, breach $5 trillion for first time

[Reuters] COVID-driven flight delays, cancellations persist on 2021’s final day

[CBS] U.S. hits record high with nearly 500,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day

[DailyMail] US sets WORLD record 489,267 COVID cases in 24 hours as country risks grinding to a halt

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Manufacturing Momentum Intact Amid Property Slump

[CNBC] China’s big challenge for 2022: Getting people to spend money

[Reuters] Hong Kong says Omicron has breached its strict COVID-19 restrictions

[Reuters] Global equity funds lure big inflows as Omicron fears ease – Lipper

[Reuters] ‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devour Hundreds of Homes in Colorado

[Reuters] Russia test-fires new hypersonic Tsirkon missiles from frigate, submarine

[Bloomberg] Turkey Tweaks New Deposit Tool Meant to Ease Lira Fall

[Bloomberg] Omicron Spreads in Hong Kong; New South Wales High: Virus Update

[Bloomberg] China Punishes People Trying to Flee Covid Controls in Xi’an

[NYT] Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid and Storms Cancel Flights

[WSJ] Fed Rate-Setting Panel Gets New Members in 2022 Amid Rate-Rise Expectations

[WSJ] Beijing Fell Short on Trade Deal Promises, Creating Dilemma for Biden

[WSJ] China Evergrande Revises Payment Plan for Wealth-Management Products

[FT] Debuts in active ETFs surge as US investors’ appetite grows

[FT] How NFTs became a $40bn market in 2021

[FT] US will respond ‘decisively’ if Russia invades Ukraine, Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin