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What’s impacting the global financial markets?

Staying up to date with the latest views and insights will help you create opportunities out of complexity, if you’re ready to act.

The world has started to feel the economic shockwaves from Russia’s war on Ukraine in profound ways. The increased friction in global markets - already fractured by the pandemic - could further undermine economic recovery, and add to inflationary pressures.

From agenda-setting financial insight from Reuters Breakingviews to exclusive commodities research and market analysis from Refinitiv – we curate a selection of our latest market commentary to help you get the facts, analyse the impact and mitigate risk in order to turn challenge into opportunity

What we're watching

Is inflation spreading?

Roger Hirst looks at the recent break out in crude oil prices and the ongoing squeeze in agricultural products. US inflation may have peaked in H1, but that doesn’t mean it will quickly drop back to ‘normal’ levels. Furthermore, if it continues to spread from durable goods to essentials such as food and energy, then the Fed may have an even harder job on its hands.


In addition to crude oil and natural gas, agriculture – wheat in particular - supply chains have been heavily impacted. Access exclusive market-moving news from Reuters, as well as in-depth analysis and reports written by our in-house analyst teams.

Global sanctions

Sanctions continue to dominate the geo-political landscape in the wake of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict as the war on Ukraine continues. This rapidly shifting sanctions landscape remains a high-pressure area, where changes can be swift and complex, and fines for non-compliance are significant. Sanctions compliance – although it may appear straightforward at first glance – is not always easy to achieve.

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Sustainable finance

Amid the gloom of the continuing public health crisis, last year proved a watershed for sustainable finance. As the industry looks back on a year of solid growth, the focus now turns to addressing the barriers that stand in the way of greater success.

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Each week we examine major themes driving the markets and use Refinitiv’s best-in-class data to assess the risks and opportunities for investors