Thursday, March 3, 2022

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] We don't seek conflict with Russia but we are ready for it, U.S. says

[Reuters] Putin says Russia's neighbours should not escalate tensions

[Reuters] EU eyes more Russia sanctions, NATO wary of Ukraine calls for no-fly zone

[Reuters] Pressure grows on Biden to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil

[Reuters] Ukraine nuclear reactors being safely shut down - U.S. energy official

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russian Troops Occupy Nuclear Plant Site

[AP] Explainer: How dangerous was Russia’s nuclear plant strike?

[Reuters] Commodities Soar as War Increases Anxiety Over Supply Shortages

[Reuters] Ukraine war sends euro below $1.10 for first time in two years

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slide as War Escalates: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Slump to 16-Month Low as Ukraine Tensions Grow

[Reuters] Oil rises above $112 as Ukraine conflict offsets Iran supply hope

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Has Wildest Week on Record With Markets Rocked by War

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wheat Mounts Historic Week as War Sparks Deepening Supply Fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Highest Since 2020, Euro Falls as War Spurs Haven Demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] What to Watch in Commodities: Ukraine, Oil, Exxon, Gold, Wheat

[CNBC] February payrolls rose a surprisingly strong 678,000 as jobs market shows resilience

[Reuters] NY Fed's Williams says U.S. economy not in stagflation scenario

[Reuters] Analysis: Chinese banks scramble for 'workarounds' as Russia sanctions impinge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: JPMorgan Warns Russia GDP Slide to Rival 1998

[Reuters] Global equity funds see biggest weekly outflow since mid-Dec

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe Stocks See Biggest Ever Weekly Outflow as War Intensifies

[Reuters] BlackRock suspends purchases of Russian securities in active and index-linked funds

[AP] China seeks to unify public in support for Russia

[Reuters] U.S. should recognise Taiwan, former top diplomat Pompeo says

[Daily Mail] Boris Johnson says 'the security of the whole of Europe has been put at risk' by Russia's attack on Ukrainian nuclear power plant

[Bloomberg] Russia Accused of Nuclear ‘Terrorism’ as World Looks on Aghast

[Bloomberg] Putin’s Financial Isolation by World’s Powerful Is a Cautionary Tale for Xi Jinping

[NYT] How China Embraces Russian Propaganda and Its Version of the War

[WSJ] Why China’s Banks Won’t Come to Russia’s Rescue

Thursday Evening Links

[AP] Europe’s largest nuclear power plant on fire after shelling

[Reuters] Europe's largest nuclear power plant on fire after Russian attack, says local mayor

[Reuters] Ukraine, Russia make progress on evacuation corridors as war rages

[MSN/WP] After call with Putin, Macron convinced that ‘the worst is yet to come’ and that Russia wants to take all of Ukraine

[AP] Live updates: US establishes direct line with Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] A Funding Stress Indicator Surges to Widest Levels Since May 2020

[Reuters] Stocks slide as oil surge kindles inflation fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Finish Lower in Run-Up to Key Jobs Report: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops on Iran Deal Prospects After Touching 14-Year High

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: U.S. Sanctions Putin’s Spokesman and Tycoons

[Reuters] Explainer: Which international banks are exposed to Russia?

[Reuters] Exclusive: Russian firms rush to open Chinese bank accounts as sanctions bite - sources

[Reuters] New U.S.-Russia military hotline as Ukraine war rages

[Yahoo/Finance] Fed Chairman Powell: 'We should have moved earlier'

[CNBC] Russian economy to shrink 35% due to Ukraine invasion sanctions, JPMorgan says

[Bloomberg] Ukraine War Sharpens China’s Energy Priorities as Prices Spike

[WSJ] Fed’s Powell Says Ukraine War Creates Risks of Higher Inflation

[WSJ] Putin Thought Ukraine Would Fall Quickly. An Airport Battle Proved Him Wrong.

[WSJ] China Declared Its Russia Friendship Had ‘No Limits.’ It’s Having Second Thoughts.

[FT] Tett: War in Ukraine threatens the global financial system

[FT] The economic fallout of Russia’s war poses nasty dilemma for west

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] U.S. warns Moscow, Minsk against deploying nuclear arms in Belarus

[Reuters] Putin tells Macron Russia will achieve its goals in Ukraine

[Reuters] Russian foreign spy chief says Cold War with West has turned hot

[Reuters] Ukraine to seek humanitarian corridors in talks with Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Insists Invasion Going to Plan: Ukraine Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russian Assault Shows No Letup as War Enters a Second Week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Fluctuate as Oil Faces Intense Volatility: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia’s Toxic Oil Sends Tanker Rates Into a Frenzy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Buys Up U.S. Corn, Soybeans as Ukraine War Roils Trade

[Reuters] Moscow says BBC being used to undermine political situation in Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Affirms Fed on Track for March Hike, Will Move With Care

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wall Street Fund Giants Face Headache as Indexes Dump Russia

[MSN/WP] Why the enormous scale of financial pain being inflicted on Russia worries some in the West

[FT] War in Ukraine threatens the global financial system