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Equities Slip On Resurgent Russia-Ukraine Fears


Equities have come under pressure in the last half hour as Newsweek publishes an article "Exclusive: US Warns Ukraine of Full-Scale Russian Invasion Within 48 Hours" (0935ET/1435GMT). - see 1010ET bullet.

  • Coming alongside news of continued cyberattacks against Ukrainian gov't websites, geopolitical concerns have suddenly returned to the forefront after a brief respite.
  • Eurostoxx futures drop 1.2% on the headlines, now flat on the day after earlier gains.
  • Note this certainly appears Russia related; Rouble around 1% weaker vs USD and 2.3% on the day.

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