Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] No surrender in Mariupol as Russian deadline expires

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Mariupol Defenders Appeal for Help and Fear for Last Stand: Latest

[Reuters] New surrender deadline in Mariupol as West promises Ukraine more arms

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Treasury Rally Gives Comfort: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Recovers as Traders Weigh Russian Crude Output, Stockpiles

[CNBC] The price of a home sold in March set a new record, as inventory dwindled and sales fell

[Reuters] U.S. mortgage interest rates reach a 12 year high, demand falters

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Aggressive Rate Hike Plans Jolt Policy in China and Japan

[Reuters] China unexpectedly keeps lending benchmark unchanged

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chinese Banks Hold Lending Rates as Yuan Weakness Looms

[AP] Shanghai allows 4 million out of homes as virus rules ease

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Two Sunac Bondholders Yet To Get Interest: Evergrande Update

[Reuters] China's fiscal revenue growth slows in March

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] BOJ Further Boosts Bond Buying as Yields Advance to Policy Limit

[AP] Macron, Le Pen square off for decisive debate as vote looms

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Le Pen Upset Would Be as Big a Shock to Markets as Brexit

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] IMF Says LME Needs Stronger Governance After Nickel Fiasco

[Bloomberg] IMF Says China’s Outflows Show Deepening Divergence With U.S.

[NYT] Global Economic Forecasts Drop as Russia’s War in Ukraine Takes Toll

[WSJ] Two Fed Officials Doubt Need for Super Aggressive Front Loading for Rate Increases

[WSJ] Rising Rates Threaten Companies Acquired in LBO Boom

[FT] German producer prices surge at fastest rate since records began

[FT] Scientists urge China to replace its faltering Covid vaccines

[FT] Baby bust: Can policymakers boost dwindling world fertility rates?

Tuesday Evening Links

[AP] Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Biden Promises Artillery as Russia Widens Attack

[Reuters] Russia sets new Mariupol ultimatum in 'Battle of Donbas' as West pledges more help

[Reuters] Biden to announce another large military aid package for Ukraine, sources say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stock Rally Stretches From Big Tech to Small Caps: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Sinks as Dour IMF Forecast Sparks Global Growth Concerns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Last-Resort Fed Hike Enters Debate as Bullard Invokes 1994 Move

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Junkiest Junk Bonds Flash a Warning Sign for the Economy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Bostic Wary of Hiking Rates Too High to Cool Inflation

[Yahoo Finance] Cost of summer camp more than doubles, hit hard by inflation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Markets Remain Vulnerable to Central Bank Tightening, IMF Says

[AP] Explainer: How Russia’s eastern push in Ukraine may unfold

[Reuters] Scholz defends Germany's commitment to secure Ukraine arms amid growing criticism

[Reuters] Macron's polling lead over Le Pen widens ahead of France's Sunday runoff

[Reuters] Omicron BA.2 overall makes up more than 90% of COVID variants in U.S. - CDC

[FT] US bond sell-off accelerates on expectations of more aggressive Fed tightening

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[AP] Russia ratchets up battle for control of eastern Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russia Attacks Across Donbas in New Offensive

[Reuters] Wall Street, bond yields head higher as global growth hopes trimmed

[Reuters] Oil slumps 5% after IMF cuts economic growth outlook

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Short-End Yields Surge While 30-Year Rate Tops 3% Mark

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed’s Evans Sees Rates Rising Above Neutral Level

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Higher Rates Start to Cool Canada’s Hot Housing Market

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.K. Faces Worst Inflation Shock Among G-7 Nations, IMF Says

[Bloomberg] Russia Touts SWIFT Alternative, But Will Keep Its Members Secret

[Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Unexpectedly Rise to Fastest Pace Since 2006

[WSJ] How U.S.-Saudi Relations Reached the Breaking Point

[FT] Russia says invasion of Ukraine has entered new phase

[FT] Emerging markets risk financial distress as rates begin to rise, IMF warns