February 24, 2022

Dollar edges up as Ukraine developments dent risk appetite

The U.S. dollar edged higher on Wednesday as the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis dented investor appetite for risk, as a sell-off in the equity market helped drive a safe-haven bid for the greenback. After spending the early part of the day lower, the […]
February 28, 2022

Investors brace for volatility as West moves to cut Russia off from SWIFT

Investors were preparing on Saturday for more wild gyrations in asset prices after Western nations announced a harsh set of sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, including blocking some banks from the SWIFT international payments system. New measures announced by the United […]
March 2, 2022

Oil markets hit multiple records as Russia sanctions bite, disrupt trade flows

Oil benchmarks are hitting multiple price and spread milestones across several key markets as the fallout from severe sanctions on key exporter Russia sows confusion and panic among global crude oil traders, shipping firms and importers. Brent crude topped $112 a barrel on Wednesday, the […]
March 4, 2022

Russia-Ukraine the end of dollar dominance? Don’t bet on it

Waiting for the dollar’s Godot Is the U.S. dollar over as a reserve currency? That is one of several takeaways from the increasingly anfractuous conflict between Russia and Ukraine. A flurry of heavy-handed sanctions has isolated Moscow, and may yet ricochet across the global economy […]