1. The latest data from the Japanese government shows that the number of people out of work grew by 490 thousand in December compared with a year earlier. The figure has risen for 11 consecutive months.                                                                            2.An index of Japan’s industrial production fell in December for a second-straight month.  It was down by 1.6 percent from November.                                                                                           3.The European Union’s law enforcement agency says investigators worldwide have gained control of the Emotet malware infrastructure and taken it down from the inside.
January 29, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline