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Will Ukraine Crisis Topple Markets?

Economists give their views on the impact Ukraine's problems could have on the global economy and how they may affect equity and commodity markets.

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Alan Higgins, chief investment officer, Coutts
The complex situation in Ukraine brings potential for heightened volatility in the near term amid concerns of an escalation into a wider conflict. While the outcome is impossible to predict, our central scenario is that a wider conflict will ultimately be avoided.