Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: U.S., EU to Send More Arms; Warship Damaged

[Reuters] Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

[Reuters] Russia warns of nuclear deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks, Bonds Mixed as Traders Mull Earnings, Data: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Slips as Investors Weigh Ukraine War, China Virus Lockdowns

[AP] Retail sales up 0.5% in March despite soaring inflation

[Yahoo Finance] Jobless claims: Another 185,000 Americans filed new claims last week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bird Flu in Top U.S. Egg Region Boosts Processed Food Prices

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] ECB Sticks to Speedier Stimulus Exit as War Fans Inflation

[Reuters] ECB confirms plans to end bonds buys in third quarter

[Reuters] Shanghai cases hit record as Xi reiterates urgency of COVID curbs

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Xi Says China Must Stick to Covid Zero Even as Costs Mount

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Here’s How China’s Lockdowns Are Rippling Through Economy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Central Bank Likely to Cut Interest Rate for Second Time

[Reuters] China set to loosen credit but economic woes may be too deep for quick turnaround

[Reuters] U.S. says advanced hackers have shown ability to hijack critical infrastructure

[Reuters] Six U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan on unannounced trip

[AP] In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions

[NYT] China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

[WSJ] Companies Size Up Their Losses on Russian Operations

[FT] ECB sticks to plan for gradual tightening of monetary policy

[FT] Can the Fed stamp out US inflation without causing a recession?

[FT] China escalates zero-Covid propaganda effort as experts warn of economic damage

Wednesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Biden Pledges $800 Million More for Weapons

[Reuters] U.S. gives Ukraine $800 million more in military aid, adds heavy weapons

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Bond Traders Dial Back Fed Wagers: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Traders Pare Bets on Fed Hikes as Two-Year Yield Falls

[Reuters] Yellen to China: Help stop Russia's war in Ukraine or lose standing in the world

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yellen Challenges China in ‘Moment for Choosing’ on World Order

[Reuters] Russia tells Ukraine to 'watch out' after it captures pro-Kremlin politician

[Reuters] Fed's Waller: need fast rate hikes, but not a Volcker moment

[AP] Amazon adds 5% ‘fuel and inflation surcharge’ to seller fees

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] CLOs Face Pain From Looming Risk of Leveraged Loan Downgrades

[FT] Inflation surges heap pressure on global policymakers

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russia Has Committed War Crimes, Europeans Say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yellen Talks Tough on China, Warning of Fallout Over Russia Ties

[Reuters] Russia says U.S., NATO weapon transports in Ukraine are legitimate targets

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Bond Traders Dial Back Fed Wagers: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises as Tight Supply Outweighs Bearish Demand Signals

[CNBC] Bankers lower their mortgage demand outlook for the year as rising rates hurt affordability

[AP] Russia has yet to slow a Western arms express into Ukraine

[Reuters] Poor countries face food, energy, finance crises due to Ukraine war, UN chief says

[Reuters] U.S. life expectancy fell by 2 yrs in 2020, sharpest drop among high-income peers

[WSJ] JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Says ‘Powerful Forces’ Threaten U.S. Economy

[WSJ] U.S. Expands Flow of Intelligence to Ukraine as White House Sends More Arms