Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Ukraine President Zelenskiy asks U.S. Congress to help 'protect our skies'

[Reuters] Kremlin says neutral Ukraine, like Austria, is possible compromise

[Reuters] Russia's Lavrov says some deals with Ukraine close to being agreed

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russia Floats Neutrality Option as Talks Resume

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb on Ukraine Talks, China Pledge: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bonds Slump Before Fed as Risk Revival Shifts Focus to Inflation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Swings After Kremlin Cites Ukraine Neutrality Compromise

[Reuters] LME nickel trading halted in chaotic market resumption

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nickel Market in Chaos as LME Cancels More Trades After Glitch

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Stocks Jump Most Since 2008 as State Council Vows Support

[Reuters] All systems go for Fed's liftoff of interest rates

[AP] Retail sales up 0.3% in February amid higher prices

[CNBC] Mortgage demand falls as interest rates surge to multiyear highs

[AP] Explainer: What would a Russian bond default mean?

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Makes Strong Vow to Ease Crackdowns After Market Turmoil

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Investors Need More Than Words to Find Faith in Markets

[Reuters] Trafigura seeks funding as commodity surge triggers margin calls - Bloomberg News

[BBC] Could Russia use tactical nuclear weapons?

[Reuters] China says Taiwan 'taking advantage' of Ukraine as island sends more aid

[Reuters] North Korea courts disaster with missile tests from international airport

[Bloomberg] Russia to ‘Default’ If Dollar Coupons Paid in Rubles, Fitch Says

[NYT] Why the Fed Is Poised to Raise Interest Rates

[NYT] Dollars or Rubles? Russian Debt Payments Are Due, and Uncertain.

[FT] Fed expected to deliver first rate rise since 2018 amid surging inflation

[FT] China lockdowns create latest supply chain shock to global tech

[FT] China makes rare intervention to bolster confidence after market rout

[FT] Chinese house prices slip lower despite policy loosening

[FT] Default looms as Russia hits deadline for dollar bond payments

[FT] Trafigura and Blackstone discussed investment of up to $3bn

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Kyiv Sees ‘Contradictions’ in Russia Talks 

[AP] Ukraine sees room for compromise, as 20,000 escape Mariupol

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Slumps With Iran Talks In the Offing as China Lockdowns Grow

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Limit Up or Limit Down? Nickel Traders Are Bracing for Wild Ride

[AP] Embattled Federal Reserve pick Raskin withdraws nomination

[NPR] What Ukraine war news looks like from Russia

[WSJ] Inside Chernobyl, 200 Exhausted Staff Toil Round the Clock at Russian Gunpoint

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] European leaders visit Kyiv; Zelenskiy hints at NATO compromise

[AP] Live updates: Russia seeks UN resolution; war not mentioned

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Putin Blames Kyiv as Capital Readies for Curfew

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rally as Oil Selloff Quells Inflation Fears: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops Below $95 on Potential Iran Deal, China Lockdowns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Aluminum Leads Metals Lower as China Lockdowns Threaten Economy

[NYT] Global Economy Sinks Deeper into Turmoil as Fed Prepares to Raise Rates

[WSJ] Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan Instead of Dollars for Chinese Oil Sales

[WSJ] Rollback of Xi Jinping’s Economic Campaign Exposes Cracks in His Power