Scoreboard: Ukraine nerves

European markets slipped amid continued tension in Ukraine, while Wall Street lost ground in early trade but fought back to close only slightly lower.

European shares eased on Monday with investors concerned about ongoing tensions between Russia and western nations. Fresh violence has flared up in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The FTSEurofirst 300 index fell by 0.5 per cent with the German Dax down by 1.1 per cent while the UK FTSE lost 0.3 per cent. Australia's major miners were mixed in London trade with shares in BHP Billiton up by 0.1 per cent while Rio Tinto lost 0.2 per cent.


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