Sunday, February 20, 2022

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Turn Lower on Doubts for U.S.-Russia Summit: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises as Market Giants See Demand Recovery Continuing

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] European Gas Swings as Traders Weigh Proposed U.S.-Russia Talks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russian Assets Tumble as Military Aid Report Spooks Traders

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kremlin Cautious on Prospect of Biden-Putin Summit Amid Tensions

[Guardian] Ukraine crisis live: Kyiv says Russian claims of five killed in border incursion are ‘fake news’

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Says Putin-Biden Summit Not Confirmed Yet: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Ukraine denies Moscow's allegation that it sent troops into Russia

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. plans to cut ties with targeted Russian banks if Ukraine is invaded - sources

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Shares Drop After Zhenro’s Default Warning: Evergrande Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Home Prices Barely Fall in Sign of Hope for Builders

[Reuters] Analysis: Hong Kong's 'zero-COVID' success now worsens strains of Omicron spike

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rebound in Euro-Area Activity Drives Prices to Fresh Records

[Reuters] Australia wants 'full investigation' into China laser incident - Morrison

[AP] 50 years after Nixon visit, US-China ties as fraught as ever

[Bloomberg] China’s Provinces Brace for Weak Revenues in Setback for Economy

[WSJ] For White-Collar Workers, It’s Prime Time to Get a Big Raise

[FT] Ukraine crisis tests Xi Jinping’s pivot to Vladimir Putin

[FT] El-Erian: There is more to market volatility than Ukraine

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden, Putin Agree In Principle to France’s Summit Proposal

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Pare Losses on Report of Biden-Putin Summit: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Asia stocks slip as investors continue watching Ukraine crisis; China holds steady on benchmark lending rate

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil, Gold Cede Gains After Biden, Putin Accept Summit Proposal

[CNBC] Biden abruptly cancels Delaware trip after top level meeting on Ukraine crisis

[CBS] U.S. has intel that Russian commanders have orders to proceed with Ukraine invasion

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Warns Russia May Target Cities Beyond Kyiv: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] U.S. embassy tells Americans: have an evacuation plan from Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Latest Default Warning Takes Shock Factor to Extreme

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Saudi Oil Minister Urges OPEC+ to Keep Building Consensus

[FT] How severe drought has spread across the US

[FT] How Putin took Europe to the brink of war

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Russia and Belarus extend military drills; West worries invasion is imminent

[Guardian] Russian troops will remain indefinitely, says Belarus, as fears rise of Ukraine invasion

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Ready to Engage With Putin, Says Blinken: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Putin oversees nuclear drills, U.S. says Russian forces 'poised to strike' Ukraine

[CNBC] Biden convenes National Security Council on Ukraine crisis

[Reuters] West could cut U.S. dollar access for Russian companies, UK's Johnson says

[AP] Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Another U.S. Inflation Gauge Is Heading Even Higher: Eco Week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Credit Week Ahead: Bond Issuance Expected to Slow Down

[Reuters] Separatist rhetoric, 'false-flag operation' fears stoke Ukraine tensions

[Reuters] Analysis: China would back Russia, diplomatically, if it moved on Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Australia Calls China Navy Incident an ‘Act of Intimidation’

[Reuters] Australia accuses China of 'act of intimidation' after laser aimed at aircraft

[WSJ] Russia-Ukraine Tensions Power Gold to Eight-Month Highs

[FT] Germany fears Russian gas retaliation if war breaks out

[FT] Baltic states fear encirclement as Russia security threat rises