Crimea

Euro strengthens Past $1.3900 ahead of U.S. Jobs Report

March 7, 2014

Markets continued to push the euro higher after the ECB dug in its heels against more stimulus.  Russian President likewise hasn’t stood down, fanning fear of a Russian assault in the Crimea.  U.S. and Canadian labor market and trade figures are due at 13:30 GMT. The dollar lost 0.3% versus the euro is 0.4% weaker […] More

Threat of Ukraine War with Russia Unsettles Everything

March 3, 2014

Russian soldiers entered Crimea, and the new Ukraine government in Kiev issued a warning of impending disaster.  Russian President Putin appears undeterred by the protests of U.S. President Obama and EU leaders.  Russia’s stock market fell over 10%, most since the bleakest days in early 2009. Gold and oil prices advanced by 1.8% to $1349.20 […] More

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