Putin troops in East Ukraine rattles markets as HSBC flags HK covid curb disquiet

Mark Battersby
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Putin's order to put troops in breakaway regions of Eastern Ukraine has led to heightened market fears that war will be increasingly impossible to avoid, as HBSC posts almost double profits yet signalling concern in recruiting top talent to Hong Kong when it has such strict pandemic curbs.  Susannah Streeter, senior investment and market analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown said: "The ominous turn of events has escalated the already highly tense situation, with chances of a diplomatic breakthrough fading away and the fresh sanctions set to hit Moscow. "A barrel of Brent crude leapt 2.3% up ab...