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War to slash Ukraine’s economy by 45pc, says World Bank

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The World Bank has issued dire forecasts for each Ukraine and Russia this year because of the conflict, warning the outlook might get even bleaker if the battle drags on.

Ukraine’s economy will collapse by 45.1pc this year, the financial institution predicted, far worse than the 10pc to 35pc downturn the IMF projected final month. Russia’s GDP is anticipated to decline 11.2pc.

In a extra pessimistic situation, which displays an escalation of the battle, there can be a bigger unfavorable impression on the euro space, elevated western sanctions and a monetary shock due to eroding confidence.

The area’s economy would contract by practically 9pc – worse than the 2008 international monetary disaster – with a 20pc decline for Russia and a 75pc collapse for Ukraine, the report stated.

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Asian shares dropped on Monday, whereas the euro edged up a fraction because the far proper lost the primary spherical of the French presidential elections.

Japan’s Nikkei plummeted by 0.6pc after shedding 2.6pc final week, whereas Chinese blue chips lost 1.8pc.

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