Ukraine crisis

EU tightens the noose on Russia
Vladimir Putin
Oil

EU tightens the noose on Russia

Brussels has proposed a ban on all Russian oil imports. Could that work? Emily Hohler reports
4 May 2022
Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies
Gazprom worker turning a gas valve wheel
Gas

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies

Russia's suspension of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria saw the gas price spike by 24%. A complete shut-off could see it rise by 200%.
4 May 2022
Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions
Putin
Energy

Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions

Switching the world economy over from fossil fuels to green alternatives was always going to be a challenge. It just got a lot harder. Simon Wilson re…
12 Mar 2022
What war in Ukraine means for agricultural commodities
Harvesting wheat in Kharkiv region, Ukraine
Commodities

What war in Ukraine means for agricultural commodities

With both Ukraine and Russia major producers of grain, vegetable oil and fertilisers, Saloni Sardana looks at how the conflict could affect supply.
11 Mar 2022
Why inflation matters more than war
Ukrainian soldiers near a bombed-out school building
Stockmarkets

Why inflation matters more than war

Nuclear war isn't the kind of risk that investors can usefully take into account when building a portfolio. Inflation and stagflation, however, are.
11 Mar 2022
Why has the nickel price trebled since Monday?
Industrial metals

Why has the nickel price trebled since Monday?

The price of nickel has risen by 250% this week to over $100,000 a ton. John Stepek explains what's going on and how it might affect you.
8 Mar 2022
Will the sanctions aimed at Putin have any effect?
Economy

Will the sanctions aimed at Putin have any effect?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the West’s strategic calculus and tougher than expected sanctions have followed. Will they be enough to chang…
7 Mar 2022
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The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war
Bitcoin & crypto

The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war

Both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war are turning to cryptocurrencies. Saloni Sardana looks at the case for digital cash in times of war.
4 Mar 2022
Vitali Kalesnik – investing in a world of geopolitical instability and high inflation
Investment strategy

Vitali Kalesnik – investing in a world of geopolitical instability and high inflation

Merryn talks to Vitali Kalesnik of Research Affiliates about the situation in Ukraine, the consequences of sanctions on Russia, and how inflation will…
4 Mar 2022
Commodity prices spike on supply fears
Commodities

Commodity prices spike on supply fears

The price of commodities including oil, gas, metal and wheat are soaring because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
4 Mar 2022
Markets fear inflation more than war
Inflation

Markets fear inflation more than war

The world's stockmarkets have dismissed Russia's invasion of Ukraine - preferring to concentrate on the perils of inflation.
4 Mar 2022
Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you
Global Economy

Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine intensifying, the price of oil, gas and petrol has soared even further. Saloni Sardana looks at what the future may …
2 Mar 2022
Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin
Gold

Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin

Inflation, war, currency debasement – the world is changing fast and investors need to adapt. That means owning both gold and bitcoin, says Dominic Fr…
2 Mar 2022
How long can markets keep their calm over Russia?
Stockmarkets

How long can markets keep their calm over Russia?

Markets are taking Russia’s isolation from the global financial system in their stride. But tread carefully, says John Stepek. Things could go bad ver…
1 Mar 2022
What exclusion from the SWIFT banking system means for Russia
Global Economy

What exclusion from the SWIFT banking system means for Russia

As part of Western sanctions, many of Russia's banks have been banned from the SWIFT system. Saloni Sardana explains what that is, and how the ban wil…
28 Feb 2022
Ukraine crisis: for investors, things may well be different this time
Investment strategy

Ukraine crisis: for investors, things may well be different this time

Markets have withstood endless shocks in recent years – and investors have usually sailed through unscathed. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could pr…
28 Feb 2022
Russia is now a financial pariah. What does that mean for markets?
Global Economy

Russia is now a financial pariah. What does that mean for markets?

With Russia being frozen out of the global financial system, John Stepek looks at what it means for markets, the global economy, and your portfolio.
28 Feb 2022
Russian invasion of Ukraine risks driving energy prices higher
Energy

Russian invasion of Ukraine risks driving energy prices higher

Major stockmarkets are surprisingly calm about Russian's invasion of Ukraine. But it's a different story in energy and commodity markets.
25 Feb 2022
How the Ukraine crisis could drive food prices higher
Soft commodities

How the Ukraine crisis could drive food prices higher

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has driven energy prices up. But with both nations major exporters of agricultural commodities, it could send food prices…
24 Feb 2022
Russia invades Ukraine. What does it mean for your money?
Investment strategy

Russia invades Ukraine. What does it mean for your money?

With Russia launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, John Stepek looks at what it means for the global economy, inflation, and your money.
24 Feb 2022
Markets may be nervous, but a Russian invasion of Ukraine seems unlikely
Economy

Markets may be nervous, but a Russian invasion of Ukraine seems unlikely

As markets, politicians and international observers grow increasingly concerned about a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the likelihood of it actually hap…
18 Feb 2022
What does the Russian threat to Ukraine mean for markets?
Investment strategy

What does the Russian threat to Ukraine mean for markets?

A Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent, experts tell us. John Stepek looks at how war can affect financial markets, and whether you should ad…
14 Feb 2022