[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Deals, China Bets Lift Mood: Markets Wrap

[AP] World shares mostly higher as lockdowns, inflation loom

[Reuters] Euro slides as Merkel calls for tighter COVID restrictions, lockdown begins in Austria

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chile Peso, Stocks Soar as Election Boosts Resurgent Right Wing

[CNBC] Biden picks Jerome Powell to lead the Fed for a second term as the U.S. battles Covid and inflation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Central Bank Signals Easing as Economic Risks Mount

[Reuters] Some Chinese banks told to issue more loans for property projects – sources

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Billionaires Use Own Funds to Save Developers: Evergrande Update

[Reuters] Chile headed for divisive election run-off as far-right surges

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Be Ready for German Inflation Spike Near 6%, Bundesbank Says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Merkel Says Covid Spike ‘Worse Than Anything We’ve Seen’

[Reuters] Germany’s economy is taking a breather but inflation isn’t, Bundesbank warns

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.N. warns of ‘colossal’ collapse of Afghan banking system

[Reuters] Russian spy agency likens Ukraine situation to lead-up to Georgia war in 2008 – Ifax

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Intel Shows Russia Plans for Potential Ukraine Invasion

[Bloomberg] Credit Markets Are Full of Alarms and No One Cares

[Bloomberg] Authers: Peak Liquidity Portends Trouble for Risk Assets

[WSJ] Pension Cash Dwindles, Risking Liquidity Crunch

[WSJ] China Is Expanding Its Effort to Launch Weapons from Hypersonic Missiles

[WSJ] Biden Nears Endgame on Fed Chair Decision

[FT] Where did all the workers go?

[FT] Germany’s cautious consumers feel the pinch from surging inflation