Sunday, April 24, 2022

Monday's News Links

[MSN/WP] U.S. wants Russian military ‘weakened’ from Ukraine invasion, Austin says

[AP] Russia hits rail, fuel facilities in attacks deep in Ukraine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: U.S. Pledges Aid as Blinken, Austin Visit Kyiv

[Reuters] Russia warns United States against sending more arms to Ukraine

[Reuters] Brussels prepares to hit Russia with 'smart sanctions' on oil imports, The Times says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Lockdown Angst Rips Through Markets as Stocks, Yuan Plunge

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Sinks Below $98 as China’s Lockdowns Imperil Demand Outlook

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Lockdown Amps Up Inflation Scare for Global Markets

[Reuters] Cash shifts pull rug under equity markets -strategists

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Lowers Banks’ FX Reserve Ratio to Counter Yuan Weakness

[AP] Beijing locks down some areas as COVID-19 cases mount

[Reuters] Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

[Reuters] Shanghai's COVID lockdown drags into 4th week, fears flicker Beijing could be next

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Xi Puts Ideology Before Economy With Market-Busting Lockdowns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] PBOC Adviser Calls for Growth-Boosting Policy Amid Yuan Risk

[Reuters] Investors in the dark on China industrial transport as data curbs bite

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Loan Curbs Eased for Distressed Developers: Evergrande Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Allows Banks to Ease Financing for Distressed Developers

[Reuters] China c. bank discusses asset disposals by property firms, sources say

[Reuters] Borrell says no EU agreement on Russian energy embargo

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.K. Manufacturers Increase Prices at Fastest Rate Since 1979

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Ready to Join Bear Market, Says Morgan Stanley

[AFP] Military spending reaches record levels: report

[Bloomberg] China Covid Shock Sees Beijing Consider Risky Debt Option Again

[Bloomberg] China’s Megabanks Cut Rates on Deposits to Shore Up Economy

[Bloomberg] Xi’s Finance Crackdown Grows as More Than 40 Officials Ensnared

[NYT] Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

[WSJ] U.S. Wants to See Russia Weakened, Says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin After Ukraine Visit

[WSJ] Beijing Braces for Omicron Wave With Stockpiling, Testing

[FT] US to return diplomats to Ukraine and seeks a ‘weakened’ Russia

[FT] The battle for Donbas: ‘the real test of this war’

[FT] Beijing gripped by panic buying as Covid cases rise

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: Blinken, Austin in Kyiv for Talks With Zelenskiy

[CNBC] Stocks in Asia, U.S. Futures Slide; Euro Climbs: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Extends Losses as China Lockdowns Imperil Demand Outlook

[Reuters] France's Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

[Reuters] Macron’s Victory Set to Offer Relief to European Markets

[Yahoo Finance] Big Tech earnings, PCE inflation: What to know this week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Lagarde Says Europe, U.S. Face ‘Different Beast’ With Inflation

[FT] Emmanuel Macron’s victory masks France’s ‘fragility’