China needs Russian coal. Moscow needs new customers

Hong Kong CNN Business – China is buying record amounts of cheap Russian coal, even as Western nations slam Moscow with sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. In April, not only did the world’s second largest economy buy more coal from Russia than ever before, it also eliminated import tariffs on all types of coal, … Read more

Boeing tries to catch up to SpaceX after plenty of drama

New York CNN Business – Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, a primary US defense contractor, and a titan of a global aviation duopoly. A few years ago, the idea that it would dominate commercial space was a given, and companies like SpaceX, a relatively young business relying on a strategy of moving fast … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – Veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a household name in the Arab world. For two and a half decades, she chronicled … Read more

Shipping delays are back as China’s lockdowns ripple around the world

Hong Kong CNN Business – Global shipping was just starting to recover from the chaos of the pandemic. Now port congestion and delays are back and could be around for a while. Covid lockdowns in China have wreaked havoc at Shanghai, the world’s largest container port, and are now causing problems at other major ports … Read more