LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – World shares and hard-hit
Russian assets rebounded on Tuesday after Russia’s president
said he saw no need to use military force in the Crimea for now,
remarks investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.
Russian stocks and the rouble were higher
while gold and the Japanese yen, traditionally seen as
safe havens, fell.
“He dismissed rumours that Yanukovich had died of a heart attack, saying the ousted leader would attend the funerals of the rumour mongers”
#Putin says he won’t go to war with the “people of Ukraine”
Impressed by the journos quizzing Putin. “You said that Yan’ich didn’t issue order to shoot, but protestors were being shot at by snipers..”
Putin just ruled out annexing Crimea #Russia
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.
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
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.