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US stocks falls amid tensions in Ukraine

FXStreet (Córdoba) - Equities in Wall Street started the day with gains but following reports about an escalation of tensions Ukraine turned sharply to the downside. European markets also suffered and erased gains in the last hours of trade.

The FTSE 100 finished slightly higher, with a gain of 0.06% at 6,689 far from 6,740 (daily high) while the Dax lost 1.43% and the Cac 40 declined 0.75%. In The US, the Dow Jones was falling 0.55% while the S&P 500 was down 0.37%.

The US dollar was mixed in the currency market where the Swiss Franc was rising. On a volatile day, gold was trading above $1,300 after falling to $1,293 while crude oil was rising more than 1%, trading near $97.00 a barrel.

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