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Mar 4, 2014
Mar 4, 2014
Mar 4, 2014

World shares, Russian assets bounce back after heavy Ukraine hit

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares and hard-hit Russian assets rebounded on Tuesday after Russia’s president ordered troops in military exercises to return to base in what was seen as a dampening down of immediate tensions in the East-West crisis over Ukraine.

Russian stocks and the ruble gained while gold and the safe-haven Japanese yen fell sharply after President Vladimir Putin ordered back troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia.

Mar 3, 2014

Britain’s FTSE hits two-week low as Ukraine tensions build

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
to a two-week low on Monday, led down by asset management firms
as stocks most exposed to emerging markets fell on increasing
tensions in Ukraine.

The possibility of war between Russia and Ukraine hit stocks
that are particularly sensitive to optimism over global markets,
such as fund managers Schroders and Aberdeen Asset
Management, which fell 4.6 percent and 3.9 percent
respectively.

Mar 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014

FTSE set for biggest fall in eight months as Ukraine tension grows

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to a two-week low on Monday, set for its biggest fall in over eight months as investors’ appetite for riskier assets fell due to the increasingly tense situation in Ukraine.

Banks, insurers, mining and energy stocks were among the big fallers after Ukraine mobilised for war following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that he had the right to invade his neighbour. The confrontation over Ukraine is the most serious between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

Mar 3, 2014

UK’s FTSE set for biggest fall in 8 months as Ukraine tension grows

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
to a two-week low on Monday, set for its biggest fall in over
eight months as investors’ appetite for riskier assets fell due
to the increasingly tense situation in Ukraine.

Banks, insurers, mining and energy stocks were among the big
fallers after Ukraine mobilised for war following Russian
President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that he had the right to
invade his neighbour. The confrontation over Ukraine is the most
serious between Moscow and the West since the Cold
War.

Mar 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014
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