Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Russia steps up assault on east Ukraine, Putin threatens countries that intervene

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: EU Says Ruble Accounts for Gas Violate Sanctions

[Reuter] Russia warns West: Don't test our patience

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nasdaq Jumps as Tech Earnings Soothe Nerves: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Extends Bumpy Week as Traders Weigh China’s Demand Hit

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] BOJ Sparks Sharp Yen Slide By Doubling Down on Bond Purchases

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yen’s Historic Fall Signals Rewrite of Global Currency Playbook

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Corn Extends Rally to Decade High as Supply in ‘Perilous’ State

[CNBC] U.S. economic growth rate unexpectedly declined in the first quarter by 1.4%

[Reuters] The Fed's racing to raise rates, but how high remains an open bid

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Pledges Aid for Unemployed, Growth of Internet Firms

[Reuters] Analysis: China struggles for options as COVID threatens economic goals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Cities Toughen Covid Steps to Avoid Shanghai’s Woes

[Reuters] China's capital sharpens COVID screening to prevent Shanghai-like chaos

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] German Inflation Quickens to Record on Fallout From War

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Germany Is Preparing in Case Russia Halts Gas Supply, Says Scholz

[Reuters] Russian forces disperse pro-Ukraine rally, tighten control in occupied Kherson

[Reuters] UK's Truss tells China its rise depends on playing by the rules

[Reuters] Germany's Scholz visits ally Japan, not China, on first Asian trip

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bill Hwang’s Archegos Catastrophe Was Wilder Than Anyone Knew

[CNN] Lake Mead falls to an unprecedented low, exposing one of the reservoir's original water intake valves

[AP] Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases

[Bloomberg] Global Bonds Set for Worst Ever Month Before Burst of Rate Hikes

[Bloomberg] China, Iran Boost Military Cooperation Amid Tensions With U.S.

[WSJ] Corn and Soybeans Near Record Prices, Push Food Costs Higher

[WSJ] In the Top U.S. Oil Field, a Battle for Materials Crimps Growth

[WSJ] A Big Risk Hanging Over European Banks: Leveraged Loans

[FT] China in ‘deep crisis’, says Hong Kong private equity chief

[FT] Case against Archegos founder shines light on bank risk controls

Wednesday Evening Links

[AP] Russia cuts off gas to 2 NATO nations in bid to divide West

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: White House Readies Long-Term Assistance Package

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Tech Rebounds in Late Trading on Surge in Meta: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Banks Slash Yuan Forecasts as China’s Economy Reels From Covid

[Yahoo Finance] The economic war against Russia is getting hot

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hwang’s Spectacular Collapse Culminates in Criminal Charges

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Crypto Miners’ Electricity Use in Texas Would Equal Another Houston

[Reuters] As India swelters under extreme heat, Modi warns of fire risk

[NYT] Can Japan Keep the Lights On? The Ukraine War Upends a Big Energy Bet.

[WSJ] Russian Supply Concerns Drive Natural-Gas Prices Higher

[WSJ] It’s Still a Home Seller’s Market

[WSJ] Russia Suffers Another Fire at a Supply Depot as It Advances in Eastern Ukraine

[FT] ‘Divide and rule’: Russia’s rationale for halting gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria

[FT] Truss warns China to ‘play by the rules’ or face consequences

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[AP] Russia cuts natural gas to 2 NATO nations in escalation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: EU Warns on Ruble Payments as Firms Mull Options

[Reuters] US, European shares rise as earnings mixed; euro dives to lowest since 2017

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Pares Losses With Germany Supporting Gradual Russian-Oil Ban

[Reuters] U.S. goods trade deficit hits record high; Q1 GDP growth estimates slashed

[Reuters] U.S. auto sales to fall in April on tight inventories, rising rates - data

[WSJ] Russian Gas Cutoff Symbolizes New Era of Supply Shocks and Inflation