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US investors brace for knocks, Russia’s market plunges as Ukraine crisis contaminates sentiment

Investors around the world are being knocked by the political crisis unfolding in Ukraine. The South African rand has weakened and the Russian stock market has plunged. US investors, meanwhile, are bracing for volatility. If you need an excuse to sell, this is a good one, says Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New … Read more

Volkswagen shares drop as company searches for growth

Carmakers around the world have struggled in the last few years as they face the challenges of increasing competition from low-cost manufacturers in Asia, changing consumer preferences linked to high petrol prices, and stagnant markets in crisis-hit Europe and America. While US car makers have found it hard to adapt to changing preferences, European manufacturers … Read more