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World markets have not broken sweat since Russian escalation: Here's why

Yet as the world braces for a possible war in Ukraine, we still know relatively little about the interplay between conflicts and financial markets

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Donetsk: Military trucks move down a street outside Donetsk, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, late Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photo: Reuters

Daniele Bianchi | The Conversation
The economic consequences of armed conflicts have received widespread attention at least as far back as when John Meynard Keynes wrote about them in 1919 in relation to the first world war. Yet as the world braces for a possible war in Ukraine, we still know relatively little about the interplay between conflicts and financial markets.
One thing we can say is that even during major armed conflicts, financial markets have often operated relatively smoothly. A clear example is the second world war. Most people would probably think there would have been a sharp dive in the stock

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 7:01 PM IST

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