Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Russia strikes U.S. weapons at airfield near Odesa, defence ministry says

[Reuters] EU leans towards Russian oil ban by year-end, diplomats say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: Pelosi in Kyiv; Moscow Tightens Grip on Kherson

[CNBC] Surging prices force consumers to ask: Can I live without it?

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Can the World Feed Itself? Historic Fertilizer Crunch Threatens Food Security

[Reuters] China discusses protecting assets from U.S. sanctions with banks, Financial Times reports

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China's April new home prices see slower gains - private survey

[Reuters] As Beijing tightens COVID curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

[Reuters] Mainland China reports 8,329 new COVID cases on April 30 vs 10,793 day earlier

[MSN/WP] Russian threats redraw the global energy map

[MSN/NYT] Kremlin Deploys New Troops to Ukraine as Both Sides Gird for a War of Attrition

[Reuters] S.Korea April slowest export growth in 14 months, trade deficit widens

[Reuters] Outspoken market analyst's Chinese social media accounts suspended

[Reuters] COVID's new Omicron sub-lineages can dodge immunity from past infection, study says

[Reuters] New Mexico 'megafire' could more than double in size, official says

[WSJ] Fed Prepares Double-Barreled Tightening With Bond Runoff

[FT] China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

[FT] Germany backs phased ban on Russian oil

[FT] US holds high-level talks with UK over China threat to Taiwan

[FT] Western leaders must prepare public for a war economy

[FT] Western multinationals sound alarm over China’s Covid lockdowns

[FT] Zero-Covid pride of China’s ‘big leader’ threatens economic fall

Saturday Evening Links

[AP] Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: Small Number of Civilians Released in Mariupol

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Takes Lead in Round of Rate Hikes Worldwide: Eco Week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bond Traders Face Week That Threatens to Shatter Any Market Calm

[AP] China manufacturing weakens further as lockdowns continue

Saturday's News Links

[AP] Ukraine fights to hold off Russian advances in south, east

[Reuters] Ukraine says Russia pounding Donbas, failing to take targets 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: EU to Propose Russian Oil Phaseout by Year-End

[Reuters] China April factory activity contracts at steeper pace as lockdowns bite

[Reuters] Shanghai marks COVID milestone, Beijing on edge

[Newsweek] As Pentagon Sends Phoenix Ghost Drones to Ukraine, Russia Slams NATO Allies

[Reuters] Russia expects trade with China to reach $200 billion by 2024, Ifax reports

[Reuters] Largest U.S. wildfire rages out of control in New Mexico

[WSJ] China’s Manufacturing Activity Pummeled by Covid Restrictions

[FT] Pressure on Chinese renminbi hits other emerging market currencies