Investors are "ditching China on an unprecedented scale", because of Beijing's zero-Covid policy, the global rise in interest rates, and sanction risks from Russia's war in Ukraine, it says
Russia made a payment last week on two sovereign bonds in roubles rather than dollars, so it may be considered a default if not "cured" by May 4, rating agency says
India increased its imports of coal from Russia in March to 1.04 million tonnes – its highest level since January 2020, report says, citing data from commodity intelligence firm Kpler
The US state department says it is aware of talks between Russia and India concerning the purchase of oil. It has no objection to India buying Russian oil, provided it buys at discount
External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar lashed out at criticism over India's purchases of Russian energy, saying they are necessary to secure the nation's energy security.
On the 'dark Web', things are taken further by pro-Russia and pro-Ukrainian actors alike, with both sides leaking sensitive data and moving to disrupt various services
Beijing has failed to convince the West of its self-proclaimed neutrality on the Ukraine war, as political winds shift rapidly
President Joe Biden will talk to Indian leader Narendra Modi on Monday, at a time when the US has made clear it does not want to see a big uptick in Russian energy imports by India
Japan's Industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said the country will aim over time to end coal imports from Russia, as finding immediate alternative suppliers will be difficult
State-run Sinopec, CNOOC, PetroChina and Sinochem have stayed on the sidelines in trading fresh Russian cargoes for May loading
Ukraine conflict has knocked 2.8% off world trade over last two months. And the Kiel Trade Indicator says China trade faces 'stagnation', due to the Covid lockdown in Shanghai
Russia is turning to microchip manufacturers in China to circumvent western sanctions which have boosted demand for bank cards linked to Mir payment system, a payment card executive said.