Commodity shock – What Russia’s war means for commodity prices
Commodity prices are rising and they are going to continue to rise over the coming months. Forward-looking Western governments should secure whatever critical supplies they need sooner rather than later – in this situation, it is better to panic early than to panic when it is too late.
Moscow and the IFSC: How and why a Russian bank registered its €3bn commodities trading desk in Ireland
State-owned VTB Bank has spent the past seven years moving assets around Europe in the face of sanctions and Brexit. An investigation by The Currency reveals that its commodities business has landed in Ireland – at least on paper.