Global equities were buoyant to start the new week as deal activity, a smooth leadership transition in Japan, and vaccine progress served to inspire confidence amid a minefield of event risk. As expected, Yoshihide Suga prevailed in the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership contest. He'll become Japan's first new prime minister in eight years, replacing Shinzo Abe, who resigned last month amid health concerns tied to a long-running struggle with ulcerative colitis. Suga pledged continuity in t

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