Global stocks hit by Ukraine war threat, gold, oil jump

(Reuters) – The rising threat of war between Ukraine and Russiasent investors scurrying for relative safety on Monday, pushing stocks down sharply – the Moscow market fell 11.5 percent – and lifting gold to a four-month high.

U.S. investors were set to add their weight to the move at the open, with stock index futures all down around 1 percent and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields down 5.5 basis points.

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