Investability weekly 01/03/22: Everything changes

Putin’s attack on Ukraine prompts market-shaking policy shifts

Photo by Max Kukurudziak

It has been a horrible and shocking week, in which geopolitical events took the unexpected turn of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The people of Ukraine seem to be fighting back, halting Russian tanks and attack helicopters as they attempt to capture key cities, often with the Western weapons streaming into the country – but the offensive only seems to be getting more brutal in response.

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Investability weekly 21/02/22: Don’t Look East

Precious metals are in demand as Russia keeps everyone guessing over its intention in the Ukraine, plus the week’s biggest risers and fallers across key indices

Photo by Christian Lue

Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine meant a choppy week for the UK market, as Putin played Will He? Won’t He? with his NATO counterparts. Russia has said it has no plans to invade; the US says he does, imminently, and a series of explosions in separatist held cities have prompted talk of false flag operations and done little to soothe the mood. Hopefully, diplomacy will prevail.

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