The Ukraine war: an industrial squeeze

Christine Shields explores the conflict's less publised economic effects on global industry

Photo by Chris Ried

In our two previous pieces on the impact of the war we looked at oil and gas first, then food. We mentioned the sharp surge in nickel prices that necessitated trading to be suspended. Other metals have also jumped sharply in price and some supply problems are causing firms to pull out of specific sectors.

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China’s precarious balancing act

Christine Shield asks if China's economic miracle can survive the shifting political backdrop?

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China’s global economic and political clout has soared in the past four decades or so. But in 2021, new political signals emerged that had previously been seen just as worst case fears. In particular, Beijing’s militaristic behavior in the South China Sea and over Taiwan have sounded alarm bells both within Asia and in the West. But also its covert strategy of creating resource security by investing in key countries is becoming more worrying, with recipients beginning to question China’s motives.

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