The JSE was firmer on Monday morning with its global peers mixed as Russia’s war in Ukraine pushed into a second month. That sparked a cautious start to the week, while investors considered the economic effects of tighter US monetary policy.

The Russia-Ukraine war continues to be the central focus for markets. With no end to the war in sight, investors are concerned about a gloomy economic outlook due to inflationary pressures and material shortages, which are expected to feed through to consumer prices in the coming months. ..

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