Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Credit Funds Signal More Pain as Record Cash Swamps Treasury ETF

[AP] More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

[Reuters] UK reports 86 new cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant, total 246

[Reuters] Goldman Sachs cuts U.S. GDP growth forecast for 2022 over Omicron fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Braces for Evergrande Restructuring After Months of Tumult

[Bloomberg] China Developer Sunshine 100 Defaults on $170 Million of Bonds

[Bloomberg] Austin Says U.S. Will Counter China’s ‘Disturbing’ Activities

[FT] South Africa considers vaccine mandates as Omicron drives infections surge

[FT] US defence chief warns of China ‘rehearsals’ for attack on Taiwan

[FT] US says Russia could invade Ukraine in early 2022

Saturday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Crypto Tokens Plunge in Fresh Sign of Global Market Nerves

[The Hill] These are the states where the omicron variant has been identified

[CNN] South Africa Covid-19 cases have nearly quadrupled since Tuesday, with Omicron fueling the surge

[CNBC] As energy prices rise, your heating bill is likely to jump by as much as 69%: Here’s what to expect

[The Hill] Alarm grows over smash-and-grab robberies amid holiday season

[Reuters] Erdogan says he hopes volatile Turkish lira will steady soon

[Euronews] Why is the Turkish lira crashing and what impact is the currency crisis having in Turkey?

[AP] Explainer: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

[AP] Biden, Putin to talk next week as tensions grow over Ukraine

[Politico] U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

[AP] China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

[Reuters] Blinken says any move by China to invade Taiwan would have 'terrible consequences'

[WSJ] China Evergrande Requests Help From Government After Warning of New Debt Crunch

[FT] Omicron and US monetary policy uncertainty roil global markets