Sunday, January 30, 2022

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Drifts as Traders Brace for Volatile Day: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil rises on geopolitical risks, supply shortage

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Set for Strongest January in Decades as Market Tightens

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Economic Agenda on Hold as More Americans Hit Hardships

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Home Sales Slump Deepened in January in Blow to Economy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fewer China Flights May Worsen Chip Shortage With Port Snarled

[Reuters] COVID cases mount as athletes, personnel arrive in Beijing

[Guardian] Beijing seals off several communities over two cases of Covid-19

[AP] Russia, US to square off at UN Security Council over Ukraine

[Reuters] Britain warns Russia of sanctions on oligarchs if Ukraine is invaded

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] German Inflation Down Less Than Forecast, Challenging ECB Stance

[AP] Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

[NYT] The Hard-Line Russian Advisers Who Have Putin’s Ear

[WSJ] How the Fed’s Policy Shift Is Rippling Through the Housing Market

[WSJ] Investors Sour on Muni Funds

[WSJ] Spying. Human Rights. Covid-19. Beijing Olympic Athletes Face the Most Complex Games Ever.

[FT] Market volatility curbing companies’ ability to raise cash

[FT] BoE predicted to raise rates for second time in quick succession

[FT] World’s largest wealth fund warns ‘permanent’ inflation will hit returns

[FT] Ukraine conflict shines light on deepening ties between Beijing and Moscow

Sunday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures fall slightly ahead of final January session, S&P heads for worst month since March 2020

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Punches Higher at the Week’s Open on Demand Outlook, Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Tightening Plan Upends Outlook for Treasury’s Bond Sales

[Reuters] Deal on Russia sanctions bill possible this week - U.S. senators

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] An Army of Faceless Suits Is Taking Over the $4 Trillion Hedge Fund World

[Reuters] NATO concerned over Europe's energy security amid standoff with Russia

[Reuters] North Korea says it tested a Hwasong-12 missile, took pictures from space

[Bloomberg] China’s Economic Woes Mount as Manufacturing Slips in January

Sunday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bostic Says Fed Could Do Half-Point March Hike If Needed 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Quantitative Tightening Looms for Markets on Hawkish Fed

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] IPOs Run Out of Steam as Selloff Rattles Global Equity Markets

[AP] After the blizzard, the big chill as East Coast digs out

[Reuters] Explainer: Scientists on alert over rising cases caused by Omicron cousin BA.2

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pentagon Says Putin Still Boosting Troop Levels: Ukraine Update

[AP] Russia's Lavrov: NATO wants to 'drag' Ukraine into alliances

[Reuters] NATO calls on Europe to diversify energy supply amid standoff with Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Manufacturing Loses Steam as Growth Risks Mount

[Reuters] China's Jan factory activity contracts as COVID lockdowns bite - Caixin PMI

[WSJ] Drugmakers Raised Prices by 6.6% on Average Early This Year

[FT] Fed could use half-point rate rises if needed, says official

[FT] Chinese manufacturing slows as zero-Covid compounds property turmoil

[FT] Will Russia be cut off from Swift if Moscow invades Ukraine?