Shanghai Shutdown Dents The Oil Price, While Investors Take A Wait And See Approach Over Ukraine

Shanghai Shutdown Dents The Oil Price, While Investors Take A Wait And See Approach Over Ukraine
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”China’s zero tolerance covid strategy is causing fresh nervousness about supply chain issues and a slowdown for some sectors with the Shanghai shutdown prompting a fall in the oil price. A barrel of Brent crude dipped by around 3% after tough restrictions were put on the financial and manufacturing hub. 25 million people are facing lockdown in two stages, while mass testing is carried out, with factories ordered to shut down and working from home orders imposed.

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The FTSE 100 has largely shrugged off the concerns about the effect on global trade for now, with the FTSE 100 opening up marginally in early trade with mining stocks Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) and Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) along the risers, but energy giants BP plc (LON:BP) and Shell PLC (LON:SHEL) slipping back as oil retreated.

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Article by Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown


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