Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Ukraine defense lines are holding, Zelenskiy says

[AP] Refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege Ukraine ports

[AP] Russia-Ukraine War: What to know on Day 7 of Russian assault

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Billionaire Says ‘Iron Curtain’ Has Descended: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Russian column stalled for days outside Kyiv

[Axios] Satellite images show devastation in Ukraine

[Reuters] Russian rouble falls to new lows after ratings downgrades

[Reuters] Commodities: Gas and aluminium hit fresh records; oil, wheat soar on supply turmoil

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Putin Sets Commodities Up for Biggest Weekly Gain Since 1960

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Steady, Commodities Rise on War in Ukraine: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil surge rattles markets as Ukraine conflict intensifies

[Reuters] Oil prices hit multi-year highs as supply tightens

[CNBC] Jobless claims total 215,000, less than expected

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rapid Wage Growth in U.S. Isn’t Going Anywhere Any Time Soon

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Traders Stockpiling Bonds Are Causing a Great Collateral Squeeze

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] The Default Question Hangs Over Russia’s Frozen Bond Market

[Politico] Russia crisis forces Pentagon to rework defense strategy on the fly

[Reuters] Analysis: Russia-Ukraine conflict highlights wheat supply vulnerability

[Reuters] Russia halts deliveries of rocket engines to the U.S.

[The Atlantic] What Happens When We Back Putin Into a Corner

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe Eyes Costly Options to Live Without Russian Natural Gas

[Reuters] SocGen warns it could be stripped of Russian business

[Reuters] China calls reports on Chinese-Russian coordination on Ukraine 'fake news'

[Reuters] Half a million Australians face flood evacuation orders

[Bloomberg] Improved Russia-China Ties Have Ominous Implications for the U.S.

[Bloomberg] Two More Commercial Mortgage Bonds Put On Hold Amid Market Weakness

[WSJ] Ukraine War Plunges Auto Makers Into New Supply-Chain Crisis

[WSJ] Companies Divesting From Russia Are Facing Big Write-Downs

[WSJ] Chinese Property Developers’ Broken Promises Erode Investor Confidence

[WSJ] In China, Fewer Are Willing to Splurge as Economic Worries Mount

[FT] Commodity prices soar to highest level since 2008 over Russia supply fears

[FT] Oil hits highest level in 9 years and wheat prices surge

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

[FT] Turkish inflation pushes past 54% as food and energy prices soar

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Ukraine's second city heavily bombed as U.N. assembly denounces Russia

[Reuters] Exclusive: Regulators prepare for possible closure of Russia's VTB Bank in Europe

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Delays ICBM Test to Avoid Russia Confusion: Ukraine Update

[CNBC] Russia’s war with Ukraine offers critical lessons for global energy markets

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Cut Six Levels to Junk by Fitch, More Downgrades Possible

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil prices spike even higher amid 'de facto ban' on Russian crude

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Stage Rally After Powell’s Policy Signals: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] No Corner of U.S. Stock Market Left Untouched by Ukraine War

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Plows Ahead Toward Rate Hikes With Eyes on War Impact

[Guardian] China told Russia not to invade Ukraine during Winter Olympics, report says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Black Sea Chaos Prompts Buyers To Seek Australia Wheat In Advance

[NYT] War Abroad and Politics at Home Push U.S. Climate Action Aside

[WSJ] As Russian Invasion of Ukraine Widens, the West’s Options Shrink

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Russian advances on Ukraine cities stall

[AP] Live updates: Ukraine, Russia to hold talks on Thursday

[AP] US, allies weaponizing sanctions to curb Russian aggression

[Reuters] Factbox: Russia's response to Western sanctions over Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Slammed in UN Vote as Military Advances: Ukraine Update

[Reuters] Oil surges, stocks rebound as Ukraine fighting continues 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Backs Quarter-Point March Rate Hike, Open to Doing More

[Reuters] Analysis: Ukraine war raises spectre of Russia's first external debt default

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Exxon Deplores Ukraine Attack, Begins Russia Exit, CEO Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] California Warns Investors of Labor Market and Supply Chain Issues

[NYT] China Asked Russia to Delay Ukraine War Until After Olympics, U.S. Officials Say