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World Stock Markets Driven Down
as Obama Orders US Airstrikes on
Islamic State in Iraq

international Business Times, by Shane Croucher

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/8/2014 8:40:24 AM

World stock markets dropped as nervous investors pulled money out amid an intensification of geopolitical crises surrounding Ukraine and Iraq. US President Barack Obama authorised airstrikes on the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Russia hit back against the West´s sanctions over its activity in Ukraine with its own. Japan´s Nikkei 225 lost almost 3% after Obama´s speech and Russia´s sanctions on the West, while the FTSE 100 had been clipped of 0.58% in the first few hours of trading. The S&P 500 in the US closed down 0.56%. France´s CAC 40 fell 0.3%, while India´s S&P Bombay Stock Exchange

      


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World Stock Markets Driven Down
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international Business Times, by Shane Croucher    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/8/2014 8:40:24 AM     Post Reply
World stock markets dropped as nervous investors pulled money out amid an intensification of geopolitical crises surrounding Ukraine and Iraq. US President Barack Obama authorised airstrikes on the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Russia hit back against the West´s sanctions over its activity in Ukraine with its own. Japan´s Nikkei 225 lost almost 3% after Obama´s speech and Russia´s sanctions on the West, while the FTSE 100 had been clipped of 0.58% in the first few hours of trading. The S&P 500 in the US closed down 0.56%. France´s CAC 40 fell 0.3%, while India´s S&P Bombay Stock Exchange

   

 

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