Your morning coffee briefing from TFG – Gas from the past: political history haunts energy supply chains amid Russian sanctions
On Wednesday, the Russian gas exporter and bank Gazprom suspended gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria as the firm did not receive payment from the countries in roubles.
The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a conference on the United States (US) responses to the global energy crisis.
In partnership with City Week, TFG hears from Josh Kroeker, Contour; Maryana Stober, ADM & President of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association and Sanjay Tandon, HSBC about a new era in commodity trade finance.
In this article, Trade Data Monitor’s Chief Economic Analyst John W. Miller talks about how the Russian war in Ukraine will change global trade.
China walks diplomatic tightrope after shunning sanctions on Russia, while calling for end to crisis in Ukraine
China shares a strong interest with the West in the cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, and should be proactively engaged in helping to find a resolution. Most importantly, these tragic events should serve as a salutary lesson to Chinese and American leaders of the perils of allowing geopolitical tensions to metastasise, writes author and former HKEX exec James A. Fok.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, bringing you the biggest trade finance stories from the last seven days
With Visa and Mastercard leaving Russia due to its aggression in Ukraine, Russia has turned to China’s UnionPay as a payments lifeline, writes TFG’s Lewis Evans
PODCAST: Bent but not broken? TDM’s John Miller on global trade resilience as we say goodbye to COVID-19, and hello to war in Ukraine
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with John Miller, chief economic analyst at Trade Data Monitor (TDM), about the surprising resilience of global trade over the last two years
Despite net zero targets agreed to at COP26, global demand for coal is hotter than ever. TFG’s Lewis Evans investigates why…
Among our top stories: Going nuclear – SWIFT ban to hamper Russian trade
When the rouble plummets, where do Russians put their money? TFG’s Marcus Lankford investigates…
Among our top stories: SWIFT ban to hamper Russian trade, and banks pull Russian commodity trade finance lines amid Ukraine invasion
Several public and private banks and financial institutions have imposed trade and commodity finance restrictions on Russia amid the escalating conflict in Ukraine
The US and its Western allies have ramped up harsh economic sanctions against Russia, as it continues to attack Ukraine