Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Thursday's News Links

[AP] Putin tries to claim Mariupol win but won’t storm holdout

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: Kyiv Seeking ‘Peace Bond’; New Prisoner Swap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings Boost; Bonds Slide: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Pushes Higher as Array of Supply Risks Eclipse China Concern

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Stocks Plunge as Xi Offers No Respite From Covid Lockdowns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Treasury Yield Jump Rips Into Asia’s Sheltered Debt Markets

[CNBC] Weekly jobless claims total 184,000, just above expectations in tight labor market

[Reuters] Big companies manage to pass on soaring costs to cash-strapped consumers

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Faces New Urgency to Dodge Default, Avoid Wall Street

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pace of ECB Rate Path Jolts Markets With July Hike on Radar

[Reuters] Shanghai to keep COVID curbs as infections outside quarantine rise again

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Covid Zero Will Drag Growth to Below 4%, Nomura Says

[Reuters] China's Xi pushes back on sanctions, de-coupling

[Reuters] Macron, Le Pen clash on Russia, EU in angry TV debate

[Reuters] Analysis: Macron cements French presidential frontrunner status with combative debate performance

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson says Ukraine peace talks are doomed because of "crocodile" Putin

[Reuters] A prolonged China slowdown raises risks for global economy, IMF chief says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Eight-Hour Blackouts Hit India After Hottest March on Record

[Bloomberg] Fed Risks Shattering Pro-Jobs Policy by Taking Hammer to Prices

[WSJ] Fed’s Powell Could Seal Expectations of Half-Point Rate Rise in May

[WSJ] Tech Wage Inflation Puts Pressure on Companies

[WSJ] Shanghai’s Covid Lockdown Leads to Logistics Disarray

[FT] Eurozone debt sells off on mounting ECB rate rise expectations

[FT] ‘Worst crisis since the second world war’: Germany prepares for a Russian gas embargo

[FT] Foreign investors ditch Chinese debt at record pace as US yields soar

[FT] Inflation rears its head in central and eastern Europe

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Putin calls best in world

[Reuters] Yellen, BoE's Bailey, Canada's Freeland walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

[AP] Russia’s Chernobyl seizure seen as nuclear risk ‘nightmare’

[Reuters] Treasuries Rally, Emboldening Bond Bulls Who See an Inflation Peak

[Reuters] Daly Says Fed Should Hike Rates Expeditiously to Neutral by Year-End

[Reuters] Germany will end oil imports from Russia by year end, says minister

[Reuters] 'Panicked' Russians withdrew $9.8 bln in FX from banks in March

[WSJ] Russia Comes Closer to Default After Swaps Watchdog Rules Against Ruble Payments

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kyiv Says Territory Off the Table in Any Talks With Russia: Latest

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Ruled in Potential Default Over Ruble Payment on Debt

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Whipsaw on Netflix Fallout, Treasuries Jump: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Swings as Market Weighs Low Supplies Against Cloudy Outlook

[Reuters] Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Putin says has no peer

[AFP] Sarmat Missile Will Make Russia Foes ‘Think Twice' – Putin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Germany Rejects Putin’s Demand for Gas Payments in Rubles

[NYT] With Inflation, Workers Are Facing Return-to-Office Sticker Shock

[Reuters] Taiwan is part of China, Beijing tells U.S.

[WSJ] U.S. Home Prices Hit a Record of $375,300 in March

[WSJ] Auto Lending Is Still Motoring Along

[FT] Pentagon chief holds first talks with senior Chinese military official