Russia’s invasion of Ukraine immediately affected the price of oil on the world market, falling stock markets, and cryptocurrencies.
The price of crude oil jumped to more than a hundred dollars per barrel(for the first time since 2014), “futures” on the Dow fell 2.4 percent, Nasdaq 2.7 percent, and the S&P 500 – 2.4%.
Asian markets also fell on Thursday afternoon: HSI(Hong Kong) by 3.2%, Kospi(Korea) 2.7%, Nikkei(Japan) 2.4%.
The Russian ruble has lost ten percent of its value against the dollar, so it is now possible to buy 89.59 rubles for one dollar.
And Bitcoin, the main cryptocurrency, fell below $35,000, or more than eight percent in one day.