2/24, 10:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US lower premarket, Dow falls 540 pts

Major stock markets in the United States traded lower in the premarket hours of Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced "a special operation" in the Donbass.

Investors, markets, and politicians have been on alert since early morning hours as the situation continues to deteriorate. At the same time, United States President Joe Biden already said that Washington will impose severe sanctions on Russia.

The Dow Jones lost 1.63%, or 540 points at 4:28 am ET, while the Nasdaq 100 fell 2.20%, and the S&P 500 declined 1.67%. The euro was down by 0.54% against the dollar at 4:26 am ET, selling for $1.12432.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JG