SWIFT ban on Russia and why this hurts


Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine has led to international outcry and condemnation – with China an isolated nation refusing to criticise Russia. The sanctions response has already been somewhat comprehensive from the US and Western allies, but a SWIFT ban for Russia – the veritable “mother of all sanctions” has not been imposed. There are […]

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions…


Why Sanctions are so important and why everyone is talking about them. The Ukraine-Russia crisis will lead to major repercussions due to the strength of US sanctions and their potential negative impact on post-COVID-19 global recovery. Particularly as the globalised economy is so dependent on Russia for energy supply and commodities trades. That said, Russia’s […]