Industry navigates impact of sanctions and Ukrainian crisis

Kathleen Gallagher
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The world was rocked last Thursday (24 February) as Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The immediate reaction from markets was a sea of red across indices as the FTSE plummeted over 200 points that morning and Brent oil prices hit $105 a barrel.  "The Russian invasion of Ukraine will decimate global stockmarkets," was the response from Antonia Medlicott, finance editor at the financial comparison website, However, Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst for Hargreaves Lansdown, offered a more measured view stating: "The shock of confli...

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