Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wednesday's News Links

[AP] As Russia batters Ukraine, both sides ready for more talks

[AP] Live updates: Malta halts ‘golden passports’ for Russians

[Reuters] Biden rallies Congress behind Ukraine, says Putin has 'no idea what's coming'

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Says ‘Dictator’ Putin Will Pay High Price: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] G7 will seek to seize assets of key Russian elites -Yellen

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise With European Stocks as Oil Tops $110: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Russian rouble plunges to new low in Moscow, stays even weaker abroad

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe Gas Rises 60% With Traders Backing Away From Russia Deals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Commodities Hit New Highs as Traders Shun Russian Purchases

[Reuters] Aluminum and Nickel Surge on Russia Risk as Stocks Shrink Again

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wheat Soars to 14-Year High as Russia Invasion Chokes Trade

[Reuters] Stocks make small gains but Ukraine crisis keeps investors cautious

[CNBC] Fed Chair Powell notes ‘highly uncertain’ Ukraine impact, but says rate hikes are still coming

[Reuters] Fed's policy pivot on track despite 'uncertain' impact of Ukraine war, Powell says

[Yahoo Finance] Private payrolls rose by 475,000 in February, topping expectations: ADP

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russian Markets Break Down With Cash Frozen at the Border

[Reuters] Global banks eschew risk as they navigate Russia sanctions quagmire

[AP] Economic dangers from Russia’s invasion ripple across globe

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Taiwan Dollar Turns Proxy for Spillover Ukraine Risks in Asia

[Reuters] U.S. closes its airspace to Russia as Ukrainian cities brace for attacks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rate-Hike Bets Are Unwinding and Taking Bond Yields With Them

[Reuters] Russia's top bank quits Europe due to sanctions

[Reuters] China will not join sanctions on Russia, banking regulator says

[Reuters] Russia May Own $140 Billion Worth of Chinese Bonds, ANZ Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Euro-Area Inflation Hits Record as War Risks More Price Pressure

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Moves to Secure Commodities Rocked by Ukraine War

[AP] Peace in Taiwan Strait a global concern, says Mullen

[Reuters] U.S. stands firm behind commitment to Taiwan, delegation says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Did Xi Jinping Get Played by Putin on Ukraine?

[Reuters] Australia evacuates tens of thousands as heavy rains threaten Sydney

[Bloomberg] Russia Sanctions Put $41 Billion of Default Insurance at Risk

[WSJ] Russia Targets Ukrainian Civilian Areas in Shift to Demoralize Resistance

[WSJ] Biden Faces Pressure to Target Russia’s Energy Sector

[WSJ] Powell Says Fed Is on Track to Raise Rates in Two Weeks

[WSJ] California Drought Grows Dire Again After Two Record Dry Months

[Free FT] Xi unlikely to ditch his ‘best friend’ Putin despite Ukraine pressure

[FT] War in Ukraine: when political risks upturn commodity markets

[FT] Investors can no longer afford to ignore geopolitical risk

[FT] First bank to fail because of new Russia sanctions is Austrian unit of Sberbank

[FT] Chinese people stranded in Kyiv become target of Ukrainian anger

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Russia bombards Ukraine urban areas as armed convoy stalls 

[AP] Russian forces escalate attacks on Ukraine’s civilian areas

[Reuters] Top U.S. Senate Republican signals support for Biden on Ukraine

[Reuters] Canada shuts ports to Russian ships in widening sanctions over Ukraine invasion

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Apple Halts Russia Sales; Fresh U.K. Sanctions: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Ukrainian cyber resistance group targets Russian power grid, railways

[Reuters] World's largest container lines suspend shipping to Russia

[Reuters] Rouble weakens to record low, threatening Russian living standards

[Reuters] Oil surges above $100 a barrel, stocks slide on Ukraine conflict

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Soars as Emergency Crude Release Fails to Quell Supply Fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Climbs as Sanctions Raise Concern Over Global Growth

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Commodities Jump Most Since 2009 as Ukraine War Threatens Supply

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] War Risk, Liquidity Squeeze Spur Bets on a Less Aggressive Fed

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Seeks to Reassure Lawmakers Fed Will Curb Hot Inflation

[Reuters] $10 toothpaste? U.S. household goods makers face blowback on price hikes

[Reuters] What happened to Russia's Air Force? U.S. officials, experts stumped

[WSJ] Russia Scrambles to Maintain Oil Sales, Lifeblood of Economy

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Russia warns Kyiv residents to flee homes as tactics shift to bombarding cities

[AP] Russian forces step up attacks on Ukraine’s civilian areas

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kyiv TV Tower Hit as Russia Targets the Capital: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Exclusive: Ukraine's Zelenskiy tells Russia: stop bombing before ceasefire talks can start

[Reuters] Ukraine asks China to make Russia stop war, says Ukrainian foreign ministry

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] EU Approves List to Cut Seven Banks off Swift: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] European Union talks to U.S. about widening airspace ban on Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slide as Oil Surge Stokes Inflation Anguish: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Climbs as Sanctions Raise Concern Over Global Growth

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Euro-Area Bonds Rally With ECB Rate-Hike Bets for 2022 on Ice

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Rate Bets Evaporate as Traders Ditch Half-Point Fed Move

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Credit Extends Losses With More Rates, Geopolitical Pain Ahead

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wheat Slams Trading Limit as Russian Invasion Stifles Shipments

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Manufacturing Growth Firms on Stronger Orders, Output

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stock Sales Collapse to Lowest in Decade on Build Up to War

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Breadmakers Fear Soaring Costs as Turmoil Engulfs Wheat Trade

[Reuters] Putin and Maduro discussed increasing partnership between Russia, Venezuela -IFX

[Bloomberg] Russia Bans Transfer of Ruble Bond Coupon Payments to Foreigners

[NYT] Ukrainian Invasion Adds to Chaos for Global Supply Chains

[NYT] War in Ukraine Has Investors Thinking About a Second Cold War

[WSJ] Russia Races to Protect Financial System From Barrage of Sanctions

[WSJ] What Is Swift and Why Is It Being Used to Sanction Russia?

[FT] Latvia’s president calls on EU to embrace ‘moment in history’ and admit Ukraine

[FT] Investors bet Ukraine crisis will slow pace of ECB and Fed tightening