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SIPRI: the war in Ukraine is not good news for the arms industry - DW - 05/12/2022

SIPRI: the war in Ukraine is not good news for the arms industry – DW – 05/12/2022

The world’s top 100 arms producers continued to increase sales in 2021, but supply chain issues have slowed industry growth, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic played a role in stifling growth to 1.9% in 2021 from 2020, the report released on …

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EXPLANATION: Can Ukraine pay for war without destroying the economy?

EXPLANATION: Can Ukraine pay for war without destroying the economy?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Even as Ukraine celebrates its recent battlefield victorieshis government faces a looming challenge on the financial front: how to pay the enormous cost of the war effort without triggering runaway price spikes for ordinary people or racking up debts that could hamper post-war reconstruction. The struggle is to find loans or …

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Ukraine seeks inglorious antidote to Putin's energy blitz

Ukraine seeks inglorious antidote to Putin’s energy blitz

Ukrainian officials are pushing foreign partners to provide routine but potentially life-saving electricity generators and gas turbines as Kyiv braces for a dark winter of freezing temperatures and continued Russian missile attacks aimed at collapsing the grid national energy and economy. As Moscow’s invasion seems fatally mired in the muddy battlefields of eastern and southern …

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Russian oil sanctions are about to come into effect.  And they could significantly disrupt the markets

Russian oil sanctions are about to come into effect. And they could significantly disrupt the markets

European oil sanctions are due to come into force on December 5. The idea is to reduce Russia’s oil revenues given its war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Upcoming sanctions on Russian oil could be “really disruptive” for energy markets if European countries fail to set a cap on prices, analysts …

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Ukraine is Biden's defining problem and biggest economic challenge

Ukraine is Biden’s defining problem and biggest economic challenge

Russia’s war in Ukraine has become the biggest economic challenge of President Biden’s term, threatening to plunge the world into a recession that could endanger an already fragile US recovery. The combination of punitive sanctions, championed by Mr. Biden and his allies, and retaliation from Russia have ricocheted off global food and energy markets, exacerbating …

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Ukraine struggles to restore services after disruptive Russian strikes

Russo-Ukrainian War: Ukraine struggles to restore services after disruptive Russian strikes

Cars drive through Kyiv on Wednesday after Russian missile strikes on energy facilities across Ukraine.Credit…Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Utility crews worked through the dark night in snow and freezing rain to stabilize Ukraine’s battered energy grid on Thursday after another destructive wave of Russian missile strikes, restoring essential services …

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Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin's military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll |  CNN

Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll | CNN

Moscow CNN — November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much, but still too hot and rainy to enjoy the true Russian winter. This year, the sense of gloom is heightened by the …

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