Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are felt in European stock markets

The principal europe stock exchanges Monday’s trading closed with huge losses. The indices have fallen in a market waiting for the start of the first meeting of the Federal Reserve (Fed) in 2022, as geopolitical tensions increase between Russia and the West related to Ukraine.

Risk aversion reflects uncertainty about the deployment of Russian troops and war equipment near the Ukrainian borders. The United States, Britain and Australia have reportedly ordered relatives of their diplomats in Kiev to leave the country, a move that has signaled risk to investors.

The major stock indices of the old continent fell sharply, led by the FTSE MIB, of the Milan Stock Exchange, which moved -4.02%; followed by the CAC 40, from Paris, by -3.97%; the DAX, from Frankfurt, with -3.80%; the Ibex 35 of Madrid, by -3.18%, and the FTSE 100, from London, which lost -2.63 percent.

NATO has reportedly increased its troop presence in Eastern Europe in response to Russia’s military build – up to Ukraine’s borders. The new information has raised uncertainty among investors, who have previously been affected by expectations of a higher interest rate environment this year.

The index Euro Stoxx 50, which records the behavior of the 50 largest companies by capitalization in the eurozone, fell -4.14% with all its values ​​in red; losses were led by payments company shares Adyen, with -8.82%, and the titles of ASML, with a loss of -7.04 percent.

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