14 December 21 - Central Bank Decisions  | G8 Education Global markets were lower overnight, with US markets (S&P500 -0.9%) pulling back from fresh highs as investors remain in wait & see mode ahead of a number of central bank meetings, including the US Fed which will make an announcement on Wednesday. Re-opening plays like airlines and cruse liners were hit hard in the session, as new variant covid cases spread across Europe, heightening the of risk of further lockdowns and travel restrictions.   Moderna shares rose +5.8% after the White house top infectious disease expert Dr Fauci called covid booster shots “optimal care”.  Israeli researchers at the Sheba Medical Center and the Health Ministry’s Central Virology Laboratory concluded on Saturday that the three-shot course of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was effective against the new omicron variant. Pfizer rose +4.6%, also announcing it agreed to buy competing Bi...