Thursday, April 7, 2022

Friday's News Links

[AP] Missile kills 30 evacuees at busy Ukrainian train station

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Assets Frozen as Russia Accused of New Atrocity

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise; Dollar Extends Rally: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Sheds Bulk of Invasion-Driven Gains on SPR Sales, Virus, Fed

[Reuters] Early signs of cooling housing market seen in some U.S. cities, Redfin says

[CNBC] Rising mortgage rates are causing more home sellers to lower their asking prices

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Grid Warns Russia Moves Could Affect Europe Gas Flow

[AP] Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

[Reuters] Shanghai widens COVID testing as other Chinese cities impose curbs

[CNN] Opinion: Why Xi can’t quit zero-Covid

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Oil Demand Outlook Worsening as Virus Outbreak Persists

[Reuters] China Bond Exodus Quickens; Developers Jump: Evergrande Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Developer Rally Fueled by Fear and Greed Tests Policy Vow

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Containers Pile Up at China Ports as Lockdown Blocks Trucks

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Targets Big Tech’s Algorithms as Crackdown Persists

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Unexpectedly Slashes Rates as Focus Pivots to Economy

[Reuters] Macron hits out at Le Pen, regrets entering election race late

[BBC] Far-right Le Pen closes in on Macron in French race

[Reuters] Ukraine war ignites protests in Peru as inflation anger goes global

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Brazil’s Inflation Soars Past Estimates on Rising Fuel Costs

[Reuters] Rising rivers force more Sydney flood evacuations as rain eases

[Bloomberg] Homebuyers Get Desperate in Overheated U.S. Spring Sales Season

[Bloomberg] China’s Covid Zero Policy Defended as Shanghai Cases Top 21,000

[Bloomberg] A $430 Billion Habit Got Japan's Central Bank Hooked on ETFs

[WSJ] China’s Covid Lockdowns Hit Supplies to Companies Like Apple and Tesla

[WSJ] Inflation Tightens Race Between France’s Macron and Far Right Le Pen

[WSJ] Foreigners Pull Record $15 Billion From Chinese Bonds

[FT] Military briefing: west raises effort to arm Ukraine as Donbas battle looms

[FT] Emmanuel Macron reckons with anger and apathy as polling day looms

[FT] Container shipping rates are going mad again

[FT] Emerging market fund managers face worsening outflows

Thursday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: EU Bans Russian Coal Imports in First Energy Hit 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound, Curve Steepens on Policy Outlook: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops as Market Faces Strategic Release and Hawkish Fed

[AP] Fed casting its inflation fight as battle against inequality

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] By One Measure, Rates May Still Need to Rise 300 Basis Points, Fed’s Bullard Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Consumer Borrowing in U.S. Surges by a Record $41.8 Billion

[Reuters] How the U.S. plans to starve Russia's 'war machine' -Treasury's Adeyemo to Reuters

[Politico] U.S. moves to ground Aeroflot, two other Russian airlines

[Reuters] In final major push to voters, France's Le Pen appeals to history

[Bloomberg] LME Risks More Squeezes as Metal Stockpiles Hit Lowest in Decades

[Bloomberg] Shanghai Races to Build Hundreds of Thousands of Isolation Beds

[WSJ] Fed’s Quantitative Tightening Throws a Wrench Into Mortgage-Bond Market

[WSJ] Shanghai, in Lockdown, Struggles to Feed Itself

[FT] Climate graphic of the week: Polar regions experience extremes as world warms

Thursday Afternoon Links

[AP] Ukraine pleads for weapons as fight looms on eastern front

[Reuters] United Nations suspends Russia from human rights body over Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: U.S. Warns War in Ukraine May Be ‘Long Slog’

[Reuters] Stocks slip, Treasury yields rise as investors digest Fed signals

[Reuters] Worker shortages, seasonal factors change push U.S. weekly jobless claims back to 53-year lows

[Reuters] Finland to clarify next steps on possible NATO entry within weeks

[Reuters] Hungary receives nuclear fuel from Russia by air -foreign minister

[WSJ] Manufacturers Grind to a Halt in China as Covid Lockdowns Expand

[WSJ] Why Russia Doesn’t Want to Default—Even in a Time of War

[WSJ] Walmart Dangles $110,000 Starting Pay to Lure Truck Drivers

[FT] Tett: Fallout from Ukraine threatens the G20’s future

[FT] ECB inflation split deepens after hawks call for rate rises this summer