Saturday, April 9, 2022

Sunday's News Links

[AP] Ukraine digs in to fight Russia’s looming eastern offensive

[Reuters] Ukraine calls for more sanctions, weapons to stop Russia's 'catastrophe'

[Reuters] U.S. says Russian general put in charge of Ukraine to orchestrate brutality

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: U.S. Has ‘Game Plan’ For More Weapons to Kyiv

[Reuters] NATO plans permanent military presence at border, says Stoltenberg

[Reuters] Le Pen pursues Macron in French presidential vote

[Reuters] Shanghai residents question human cost of China's COVID quarantines

[Reuters] Shanghai seeks to reassure residents over COVID-hit supplies

[SCMP] Shanghai Covid lockdown spurs race to stockpile food across China

[Reuters] China labels U.S. concerns over COVID regulations 'groundless accusations'

[AP] China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia

[Reuters] Explainer: What Pakistan upheaval means for the world

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rising Food Costs Push Arab World’s Vulnerable to Breaking Point

[Bloomberg] Macron Stalls, Le Pen Gets Tailwind as France Goes to Polls

[Bloomberg] Zhenro Doesn’t Make $20.4 Million of Bond Interest Payments

[NYT] Few Cars, Lots of Customers: Why Autos Are an Inflation Risk

[WSJ] Recession Risk Is Rising, Economists Say

[WSJ] European Countries Debate How to Cut Purchases of Russian Oil

[FT] France begins voting in landmark presidential election

[FT] Locked-down Shanghai residents demand food as Covid hits record level

[FT] Long Covid: the invisible public health crisis fuelling labour shortages

Saturday Evening Links

[Reuters] Zelenskiy braces for 'hard battle', Boris Johnson visits with aid

[Reuters] In show of support, British PM meets Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Kyiv 

[AP] S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

[Reuters] Shanghai carries out more COVID tests as food supply frustrations rise

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pakistan PM Khan Loses Confidence Vote, Ousted From Power

[Reuters] President Raisi says Iran will not retreat from 'nuclear rights'

[Bloomberg] Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Found in Colorado Chickens

Saturday's News Links

[Reuters] Ukraine urges civilians to flee from east as rail attack toll rises 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: U.S. Widens Export Controls; Duma YouTube Block

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia’s First Default in a Century Looks All But Inevitable Now

[Reuters] S&P cuts Russia's foreign currency rating to 'selective default'

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Half of Harvests in Crop Giant Ukraine Could Be Wiped Out by War

[AP] In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

[AP] Shanghai to start easing lockdown after another mass testing

[Reuters] Shanghai official says handling of COVID outbreak needs to improve

[AP] Shanghai hospital pays the price for China’s COVID response

[WSJ] Inflation Hurts. Better Get Used to It.

[WSJ] China Is Accelerating Its Nuclear Buildup Over Rising Fears of U.S. Conflict

[FT] What the Treasury bill collateral crunch tells us about trust

[FT] Putin’s long shadow hangs over an unpredictable French election

[FT] Market turmoil splits hedge funds into macro winners and tech losers