Articles by Nick Wadhams


Economy News Business and Economy Joe Biden Vladimir Putin Europe Russia Ukraine United States US & Canada

aljazeera.com Dec 07, 2021

Biden mulls blacklisting Russian banks if Putin invades Ukraine
Nick Wadhams

The US and its European allies are weighing sanctions on Russia’s biggest banks and its sovereign wealth fund, sources tell Bloomberg. The sanctions – including against some of Russia’s largest banks and the Russian Direct Investment Fund – are among the options that President Joe Biden may spell ou . . .

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Economy News Politics United States US & Canada

aljazeera.com Jul 20, 2021

US, Germany warn Russia in draft Nord Stream 2 accord
Nick Wadhams

Opponents of the pipeline argue that it would give Russia too much leverage over European security. The U.S. and Germany are close to a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would threaten sanctions and other retaliation if Russia tries to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine, according to a dra . . .

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Economy News Business and Economy Human Rights International Trade Trade War Asia Pacific China Hong Kong United States US & Canada

aljazeera.com Jul 16, 2021

US warns investors over risks of doing business in Hong Kong
Nick Wadhams

The Biden administration warned investors about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong, issuing an advisory that said China’s push to exert more control over the financial hub threatens the rule of law and endangers employees and data. “The situation in Hong Kong is deteriorating, and the Chinese . . .

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Economy News Energy Oil and Gas Europe Germany Russia United States US & Canada

aljazeera.com Feb 19, 2021

US seen leaving Germans off Nord Stream 2 sanctions list: Report
Nick Wadhams

A report to the US Congress is expected to list small number of Russia-linked entities involved in gas pipeline that will supply to Europe, Bloomberg sources say. The Gazprom PJSC Slavyanskaya compressor station, the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in Ust-Luga, Russia. Nord Stream . . .

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Economy News Business and Economy Government Cuba Latin America United States US & Canada

aljazeera.com Jan 11, 2021

Outgoing President Trump to label Cuba state sponsor of ‘terror’
Nick Wadhams

The Trump administration will place Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, according to two senior State Department officials, reversing an Obama-era decision and making it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to quickly revive diplomatic ties with Havana. Cuba joins only Sy . . .

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Economy News Business and Economy International Trade Oil and Gas US Elections 2020 Asia Pacific China Europe Iran Latin America Middle East Russia United States US & Canada Venezuela

aljazeera.com Dec 09, 2020

Trump imposed sanctions at record pace. Will Biden be different?
Nick Wadhams

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions at a record-shattering pace of about three times a day during the president’s time in office: a slew of measures targeting companies, individuals and even oil tankers tied to Iran, North Korea, China, Venezuela and Russia. President-elect Joe Biden’s te . . .

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