Gas and oil, gold and yen are rising in price or at least sharply reduced the drop in value, while shares in Europe and the United States shifted from growth to fall because of reports about assault by Ukrainian troops on the convoy of Russian military equipment, reports Bloomberg. Panic affected all asset markets, including […]
Gas and oil, gold and yen are rising in price or at least sharply reduced the drop in value, while shares in Europe and the United States shifted from growth to fall because of reports about assault by Ukrainian troops on the convoy of Russian military equipment, reports Bloomberg.
Panic affected all asset markets, including such currencies as South African rand, decreased by 0.4%, and the Swiss franc. In addition to the franc and the yen in favor other traditional defensive assets the government bonds of the U.S. and Germany.
Stock index Standard & Poor’s 500 at 19:40 GMT decreased on 0.3%, Dow Jones Industrial Average on 0.4%. Stoxx Europe 600 lost 0.2%, the German DAX ended the session with a drop of 1.7%. Before messages from Kiev indicators grew by positive statistics from the United States.
Oil WTI with delivery in September raised in price by 0.9%, to $96.48 per barrel, the October futures for Brent crude rose 1%, to $103 per barrel. Gas prices in the UK jumped by 3% to 44.35 pence per therm.
Yen significantly cheapen entire session, raised on 0.1% against the dollar to 102.32. Franc raised above 1.21 per euro for the first time since January 2013.
Yield on 10-year government bonds in Germany fell to a record low in 0,965%. Yield similar term theU.S. Treasuries decreased by 5.5 basis points to 2.341%.
Troops of Ukraine attacked and defeated the “part” column of military equipment, which entered the territory of the country through the border post “Izvarino”, controlled pro-Russian rebels, told Bloomberg speaker of information-analytical centre of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine (CNSD) Andrey Lysenko.
The representative of the Russian Defense Ministry refused from operational reviews over the phone.
According to Western media, a convoy of Russian military vehicles crossed the border with Ukraine in the night of August 15. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday expressed fears associated with what he called Russia’s “penetration” (incursion) in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement in regard to the humanitarian convoy, which remains on the territory of the Russian Federation. The report notes that “a cause for deep concern attempts to make new obstacles to the delivery of Russian humanitarian assistance to the civilian population of Donbass”.
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