Global Trade and Business

Britain’s economic war against Vladimir Putin is a mess – and it may be pointless

Ordinary people are likely to feel the pain, and none of the oligarchs directly targeted can influence Russia’s tyrant anyway — By Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins Quite apart from Britain’s shocking aversion to refugees, its barrage of measures seem devoid of direction. Decades of profitable investment in Russia’s economy are somehow to end overnight. The […]
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Russia seeks to halt investor stampede as sanctions hammer economy

Russia said it was placing temporary curbs on foreigners seeking to exit Russian assets on Tuesday, putting the brakes on an accelerating investor exodus driven by crippling Western sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine. From Reuters Business Russian assets went into freefall on Tuesday with London-listed ishares MSCI Russia ETF (CSRU.L) falling 50% to hit a […]
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Why is Europe short of lorry drivers and how bad is the crisis?

The same estimates suggest that Poland needs at least 120,000 drivers, while Germany and France also have a shortage of more than 40,000 each. The industry estimates that the UK needs 100,000 drivers to partly alleviate supply chain pressures that have seen people queueing at petrol stations around the country this week. A Sky News analysis suggests […]
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