Sunday, February 27, 2022

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slide, Ruble Sinks as West Isolates Russia: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Outshines Treasuries to Be Top Hedge Against Ukraine Risk

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ruble Plunges 30% as Prices Onshore Split From Those Overseas

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Soars as More Sanctions on Russia Spur Energy Crisis Fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasuries Rally Sees Longer Bonds Lagging Amid Inflation Angst

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Commodities From Gold to Grains Rally as Russia Faces Isolation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chaos in Commodities as Russia’s War on Ukraine Stresses Markets

[Reuters] Russia hikes rate to 20% in emergency move, tells firms to sell FX

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Heavy Fighting in Ukraine Damages Prospects for Russia Talks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Belarus Preparing to Send Soldiers, Report Says: Ukraine Update

[AP] Live updates: US official: Belarus may join Ukraine invasion

[MSN/WP] With Russian nuclear forces on alert, Ukraine crisis enters more dangerous phase

[MSN/BBC] Would Putin press the nuclear button?

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ‘Financial War’ Sparks Money Market Calls for Emergency Fixes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia-Ukraine war is 'a financial war now': Deutsche Bank

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Sanctions on Russia Puts Focus on China’s Central Bank

[Reuters] Russia's isolation deepens as Ukraine resists invasion

[Reuters] Russia sanctions cause weekend compliance scramble for global banks

[Reuters] Europe and Canada move to close skies to Russian planes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bank of Russia Resumes Gold Buying After Two-Year Pause

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russian Planes Face Grounding Risk as Leasing Firms Mull Default

[Reuters] Exclusive: Biden sends former top defense officials to Taiwan in show of support

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Warming Is Outrunning Efforts to Protect Human Life, Scientists Warn

[Bloomberg] Russia Erects Financial Defenses as Sanctions Hit Banks, Markets

[Bloomberg] Russia Temporarily Bans Non-Residents From Selling Securities

[Bloomberg] Putin’s Nuclear Threat Is Terrifying Even If He’s Bluffing

[NYT] The West’s Plan to Isolate Putin: Undermine the Ruble

[WSJ] Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed the World in Days

[WSJ] High Food Prices to Pressure Inflation This Year

[WSJ] Toyota to Shut Down All Japan Plants Tuesday After Supplier’s Computer Problem

[FT] Russia doubles interest rates as sanctions send rouble plunging

[FT] Belarus’s tilt to Russia complicates Europe’s security calculations

[FT] Russian bonds tumble as new sanctions trigger default fears

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Futures Sink, Oil Up as West Isolates Russia: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ruble 28% Lower in Offshore Trade as Sanctions Deepen

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Surges as Ukraine Conflict, Western Sanctions Boosts Haven

[CNBC] Oil prices leap 6%; Asia markets set to open mixed as investors assess Russia-Ukraine crisis

[Reuters] Russian rouble tumbles to record low

[Reuters] Rouble, euro plunge after West steps up Russia sanctions; yen gains

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Currencies Roiled as Russia Sanctions Ripple in Global Markets

[Reuters] Russian Sberbank's European units are failing due to war's impact, ECB says

[CNBC] Dow futures fall more than 500 points as traders assess ripple effects of Russia sanctions

[Reuters] Russian rouble yet to trade, indicated sharply lower

[Reuters] Russian orders block on foreign clients' bids to sell Russian securities - document

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] EU Discusses Sanctions on Tycoons; Euro Slides: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] U.N. Security Council calls rare General Assembly session on Ukraine

[Reuters] U.S. urges its citizens to consider leaving Russia immediately

[Reuters] Russian forces appear to shift to siege warfare in Ukraine- U.S. official

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Bonds, Now Junk, Set to Reel From Central Bank Sanctions

[Reuters] BP quits Russia in up to $25 billion hit after Ukraine invasion

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Banks Lose Juicy Fees as China Junk Bond Drought Drags On

[Bloomberg] Euro Slides, Yen Jumps as West Isolates Russia: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] EU Approves Banning Transactions With Russian Central Bank

[WSJ] Sanctions on Russia’s Central Bank Deal Direct Blow to Country’s Financial Strength

[WSJ] U.S. Looks to Make China Pay For Close Ties to Russia in Ukraine Crisis

[WSJ] Car Parts, Wheat, Sunflower Oil: War in Ukraine Threatens New Shortages

[FT] West takes Putin’s nuclear threat seriously

Sunday Afternoon Links

[Axios] Zelensky: Ukraine to meet with Russia for peace talks

[CNN] White House responds to Russia's decision to put deterrence forces on high alert

[CNN] Romney calls Russian government a 'pariah' and for US to continue cranking up the sanctions against 'evil regime'

[CBS] EU closes airspace to Russian planes, bans pro-Kremlin media outlets and pledges arms to Ukraine

[BBC] Russia central bank urges calm amid cash run fears

[inews] Russia central bank urges calm amid fears of a bank run following Western sanctions over Ukraine invasion

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] SWIFT Ban Means the Fed May Need to Be Ready With Dollars

[Reuters] U.S. banks prepare for cyber attacks after latest Russia sanctions

[Yahoo Finance] Russia-Ukraine crisis, Powell testimony, jobs report: What to know this week

[Reuters] Putin thanks Russian special forces for fulfilling their 'heroic' duty in Ukraine

[Reuters] Russia's VTB to hike mortgage rates by four percentage points to 15.3%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russian Planes Face Grounding Risk as Leasing Firms Mull Default

[Reuters] Belarus holds referendum to renounce non-nuclear status

[Bloomberg] Traders Prepare for Wild Open After Russia Sanctions Stepped Up

[Bloomberg] Russia Bonds, Now Junk, Set to Reel From Central Bank Sanctions

[NYT] Corporations Raise Prices as Consumers Spend ‘With a Vengeance’

[NYT] Why the Chinese Internet Is Cheering Russia’s Invasion

[FT] Vladimir Putin’s grand plan is unravelling

[FT] Germany overhauls defence policy in response to Russian aggression

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Putin puts nuclear forces on alert

[Reuters] Ukraine and Russia agree to talks without preconditions, Zelenskiy says

[AP] Putin puts Russia’s nuclear forces on alert, cites sanctions

[Reuters] NATO chief calls Putin alert order irresponsible, cites 'dangerous rhetoric'

[Reuters] Ukrainian oil and gas facilities burn as West prepares new sanctions

[Reuters] Europe moves to close its skies to Russian planes

[Daily Mail] Belarus poised to declare war on Ukraine

[AP] West unleashes SWIFT bans, more crushing penalties on Russia

[AP] Explainer: A look at West’s toughest sanctions yet on Russia

[Reuters] Russia faces major disruptions to oil, commodities flows without SWIFT

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russians Rush for Dollars as Sanctions Threaten Ruble Collapse

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Germany to Boost Military Spending in Latest Historic Shift

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.K. Wants G-7 to Set Russia Energy Limits for Europe: Truss

[AP] Russians hold anti-war rallies amid ominous threats by Putin

[Reuters] Stocks set for a painful week as conflict intensifies; bonds to gain

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Powell Looks to Balance Inflation, Ukraine Risks: Eco Week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Iraq Shuts Down Two Oil Fields, Further Curtailing OPEC Output

[FT] Putin puts Russian nuclear forces on high alert as west steps up sanctions

[FT] ‘A global financial pariah’: how central bank sanctions could hobble Russia

[FT] China, Russia and the race to a post-dollar world

[FT] Russian airlines close to total ban from Europe’s airspace

[FT] Investors brace for flood of mortgage bonds when Fed trims balance sheet