Stock markets and bitcoin fall amid Ukraine worries and US interest rate rise fears – business live

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Global stock markets are starting the new week on the back foot, as investors fret about looming interest rate rises and the Ukraine crisis.

Shares have dropped in many Asia-Pacific markets, after Wall Street ended last week with more losses. The S&P 500 fell 1.9% on Friday, as January continues to be one of the worst months for stocks since the pandemic began.

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Italy eyes new COVID-19 measures amid Omicron worries -newspapers

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s authorities is contemplating new measures to keep away from a surge in COVID-19 infections through the vacation interval, native newspapers reported on Sunday, amid worries over the unfold of the extremely contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.

After holding a gathering with ministers on Dec. 23, Prime Minister Mario Draghi may impose an obligation on the vaccinated to indicate a detrimental check to entry crowded locations, together with discos and stadiums, each day Corriere della Sera reported.

Adverse assessments is also required to enter cinemas and theatres, together with carrying masks outdoor.

Underneath present guidelines, individuals who have

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