Macro Briefing: 13 April 2022

* Putin says peace talks with Ukraine are at dead
* Will modest rate hikes tame inflation? Think again, says top Fed official
* Inflation wave starting to reach Asia
* China Covid lockdowns risk triggering new global supply-chain problems
* US Inflation Savings Bonds set to yield above 9%
* Small business optimism index falls to lowest in nearly two years in March
* US consumer inflation up more than expected in March, up 8.5% from year ago: