Saturday Jul 02, 2022

Putin’s push for ruble payments for natural gas exports not strictly about economics, experts say

A demand that Russia be paid in rubles for its natural gas exports appears to be driven by a mix of domestic and geopolitical factors that go beyond strict economic concerns, experts say. Western sanctions enacted since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 have put sustained pressure on its economy. But the war hasn’t halted Russia’s natural gas exports to Europe — nor […]

Canadian lobster exports have biggest year ever, topping $3.2B last year

The value of Canadian lobster exports topped $3.2 billion last year — the highest ever and more than $700 million higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to new trade data. Soaring sales of Canadian frozen and processed lobster in the United States during 2021 accounted for most of the increase. “We had a very strong bounce […]

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