Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

Jared Kushner’s new fund plans to invest Saudi money in Israel

Jared Kushner’s new private equity fund plans to invest millions of dollars of Saudi money in Israeli startups, according to people familiar with the investment plan, in a sign of warming ties between two historic rivals. Affinity Partners, which has raised more than $3 billion, including a $2 billion commitment from the kingdom’s sovereign wealth … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more