Sunday, March 6, 2022

Monday's News Links

[AP] Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

[Reuters] Ukrainians trapped in besieged city as fighting blocks evacuation efforts

[AP] Ukraine says Russia steps up shelling of residential areas

[Reuters] Russia to open humanitarian corridors in Ukraine on March 7

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Weighs Acting Sans Allies on Ban of Russian Oil Imports

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Fresh Talks Planned; Russia Reiterates Demands

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] European Currencies Crumble, Havens Soar on Oil-Price Shock

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia's ruble crashes 10% to a new record low

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Jumps Near $125 as Chance of Russian Ban Spurs Crisis Fears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold to Copper Rack Up More Gains as War in Ukraine Spurs Demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Commodities Rack Up More Stunning Gains as Supply Fears Deepen

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Brent Crude Jumps Above $120; Stocks Pare Losses: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wheat Surges Closer to Record as War Paralyzes Ukraine Supply

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nickel Jumps 40% as Russia Supply Risk Sparks Huge Short Squeeze

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Palladium Smashes Record as Concern Over Russian Supply Mounts

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] European Gas Surges 79% as Market Mayhem Drives Prices to Record

[Reuters] Explainer: Is the war in Ukraine impacting Russian gas supplies to Europe?

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Veg Oil Hoarding, Pricier Bread: War Ripples Through Global Food

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Goldman Analyst Warns Cyberwarfare Could Inflict Economic Costs

[CNBC] Stephen Roach says Russian default would hit emerging markets — and China

[Reuters] China says friendship with Russia is 'rock solid'

[Reuters] China to provide Ukraine humanitarian aid, praises Russia ties

[Reuters] China confident of ensuring energy supply despite challenges

[Reuters] Mainland China daily local COVID cases climb to 2-year high

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Cases Climb; Global Deaths Near 6 Million: Virus Update

[Bloomberg] Gold Price Rises Above $2,000 as War in Ukraine Boosts Haven Demand

[Bloomberg] Bitcoin Drops to One-Week Low Amid Broad Risk-Off Markets Move

[WSJ] Chinese Tech Firms Weigh Opportunities in Russia After Western Pullout

[WSJ] Russia Recruiting Syrians for Urban Combat in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say

[FT] Putin puts world on alert with high-stakes nuclear posturing

[FT] The chilling effect of sanctions on Russia

[FT] Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens a global food security crisis

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Soars as Russian Embargo Talk Fuels Fears of Supply Shortage

[CNBC] U.S. crude oil jumps to $125 a barrel, a 13-year high on possible Western ban of Russian oil

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks, Futures Drop as Oil Soars on Embargo Risk: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Fighting traps residents in Mariupol; Putin calls on Ukraine to surrender

[AP] Live updates: Zelenskyy says Russia sanctions not sufficient

[Reuters] Russia is tightening its grip on Ukraine nuclear plant, says U.N. watchdog

[CNN] At a secret airfield in Eastern Europe, a multinational effort to send weapons to Ukraine proceeds at high speed

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Netflix Leaves Russia; China Warns Its Nationals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stakes Rise as Putin Says His War in Ukraine Will Continue

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Face Oil Risks Amid Talk of Russia Embargo: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] U.S. gasoline prices soar to highest since 2008 on Russia conflict -AAA

[Reuters] Analysis: Chinese brands stay put in Russia for now despite Western exodus

[Reuters] Japan Inc feels the heat over Russia ties as rivals shun Moscow

[FT] US in ‘active discussions’ over Russian oil import ban as Moscow targets Ukraine urban centres

Sunday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] U.S., Europeans discussing banning Russian oil imports, Blinken says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Says Russian Oil Import Ban on the Table in Talks With EU

[Daily Mail] Russia warns it is at WAR with ANY country hosting Ukrainian fighter jets

[Daily Mail] Russian forces 'fire rockets at SECOND nuclear facility': Warning of 'large-scale ecological disaster'

[AP] Russian attacks halt plans to evacuate Ukrainian civilians

[Reuters] Putin says Ukraine responsible for March 3 power plant incident - Kremlin

[Reuters] Stop fighting, Putin tells Ukraine, as anti-war protests grow

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Blinken Says U.S., Allies Discussing Oil Embargo

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Says Sanctions Determine If Foreign Bondholders Get Paid

[Reuters] More than 4,300 detained at anti-war protests in Russia

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] After Whiplash Week in Markets, Traders Prep for More Volatility

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Is Hidden Risk for Emerging Markets That’s Split Traders

[WSJ] Biden Caught Between Inflation and Calls to Ban Russian Oil

[WSJ] Russian Banks Turn to China to Sidestep Cutoff From Payments Systems

[WSJ] China Opposes Sanctions and Has a Reputation for Busting Them

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Kyiv digs in for battle as fighting flares in areas nearby

[AP] Live updates: Blinken: US, allies discuss Russia oil imports

[Reuters] Ukrainian refugees near 1.5 million as Russian assault enters 11th day

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russia’s VTB Bank Reportedly Set to Exit Europe

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Putin Warns Ukraine as Safe-Passage Plans Descend Into Chaos

[Reuters] Russia, without evidence, says Ukraine making nuclear "dirty bomb"

[AP] Russian war in world’s ‘breadbasket’ threatens food supply

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gasoline Soars Above $4 a Gallon for Most U.S. Drivers

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Market to Get Even Tighter on Russia Disruptions, Says Vitol

[Reuters] Chinese city of Qingdao reports Omicron outbreak among students

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Cases Surge; Australian Gold Output Declines: Virus Update

[Bloomberg] Russian Banks Turn to China as Visa, Mastercard Suspend Business

[Bloomberg] Xi Says China Can’t Rely on World Markets for Food Security

[WSJ] U.S., Poland Look at Providing Soviet-Era Aircraft to Ukraine

[WSJ] Oil Buyers Paying Record Premiums for Prompt Deliveries

[WSJ] This Russian Metals Giant Might Be Too Big to Sanction

[FT] Food crisis looms as Ukrainian wheat shipments grind to halt

[FT] Investors fret over default protection for Russian bonds

[FT] Ukraine invasion fuels ‘fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since second world war’

[FT] How Russia’s airline industry was pushed to the brink in a week