Sunday, December 25, 2022

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise, Currencies Mixed in Cautious Trading: Markets Wrap

[AP] Extreme cold, travel chaos: Woes from deadly storm continue

[Reuters] U.S. retail sales grows 7.6% in holiday season -Mastercard data

[MSN/LAT] In Arizona, Colorado River crisis stokes worry over growth and groundwater depletion

[AP] Packed ICUs, crowded crematoriums: COVID roils Chinese towns

[Reuters] China's COVID cases overwhelm hospitals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Economy Is Showing Increasing Strain From the Covid Tsunami

[Reuters] Beijing, Shanghai residents back to work as China limps towards living with COVID

[Reuters] BOJ Kuroda dismisses near-term chance of exiting easy policy

[Reuters] Ukrainian drone hits bomber base inside Russia

[AP] S. Korea launches jets, fires shots after North flies drones

[Reuters] South Korea scrambles jets as North Korea sends drones over border

[AP] China sends 71 warplanes, 7 ships toward Taiwan in 24 hours

[Reuters] Taiwan reports China's largest incursion yet to air defence zone

[Bloomberg] BOJ’s Kuroda Emphasizes December Policy Tweaks Are Not Exit

[WSJ] Wall Street and Fed Flopped in Trying to Predict 2022

[FT] China launches military drills around Taiwan after US passes defence act

[FT] Leading ECB policymaker hints at sharp climb to peak rates

[FT] Cyber attacks set to become ‘uninsurable’, says Zurich chief

Christmas Day News Links

[AP] Millions in US hunker down from frigid, deadly monster storm

[Reuters] Putin says Russia ready to negotiate over Ukraine 

[Reuters] China's Zhejiang has 1 mln daily COVID cases, expected to double

[AP] China’s foreign minister signals deeper ties with Russia

[Reuters] China stages 'strike drills' around Taiwan, citing provocation

[Bloomberg] China’s Covid Outbreak Driven by Existing Strains, Global Consortium Finds

[WSJ] SPAC Boom Ends in Frenzy of Liquidation