Ukraine has said it is ready for grain ships to travel through its waters but is waiting for the go-ahead from the United Nations. An announcement from the Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot and broker Marsh that they had launched… Read More »Ukraine waiting for UN go-ahead to get grain ships away
Rishi Sunak’s pre-emptive strike attacking Liz Truss over alleged Foreign Office pusillanimity towards China looks to have been a daring attempt to fend off an imminent assault from his Tory leadership rival. But it locks the contestants into a potentially… Read More »Sunak ruse aims to outmanoeuvre Truss over China
Ukraine and Russia have signed a UN-backed deal to allow the export of millions of tonnes of grain from blockaded Black Sea ports, potentially averting the threat of a catastrophic global food crisis. A signing ceremony at Dolmabahçe Palace in… Read More »Ukraine and Russia sign UN-backed deal to restart grain exports
Brazil and Argentina have concluded talks on an agreement to recognize each other’s vehicle safety standards. The deal will be signed by authorities from both countries in July, a joint statement published Thursday (Jun 30) reads. As part of vehicle… Read More »Brazil, Argentina agree on car safety norms
“United against megalomania” was how one German newspaper succinctly put it. Sanctions on Russian gold exports, the enlargement of the Nato intervention force to six times its current strength, an air missile defence system for Ukraine, and a broad commitment… Read More »Global energy price cap: market manipulation whose time has come?
On 23 June 2016, slightly more than half of the UK, 51.9%, voted to leave the European Union, sending shockwaves around the world as the UK started the painful process of divorce from the bloc. The result also sowed the… Read More »Does David Frost’s claim that Brexit is working stack up?
Britain’s cost of living crisis is being made worse by Brexit dragging down the country’s growth potential and costing workers hundreds of pounds a year in lost pay, new research claims. The Resolution Foundation thinktank and academics from the London… Read More »Brexit is making cost of living crisis worse, new study claims
The director of the United Nations World Food Programme in Germany has warned that millions of tonnes of grain is stuck in Ukraine due to sea ports being blocked by Russian military action. Martin Frick said about 4.5 million tonnes… Read More »Millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, says German UN official
India and the UK will press ahead with talks on a bilateral free trade agreement, Boris Johnson and the Indian premier, Narendra Modi, have said, after the UK made clear it was willing to make immigration part of any deal.… Read More »India and UK to press ahead with talks on free trade deal
Russia is preparing to take legal action to challenge the freeze on its $600bn (£462bn) foreign currency war chest put in place by western governments after the invasion of Ukraine, the head of the country’s central bank has said. Elvira… Read More »Russia ‘preparing legal action’ to unfreeze $600bn foreign currency reserves