The tensions in Ukraine ratcheted up a notch or two late this week when leaders of the nation’s Russian-occupied Crimea region said they will hold a vote in 10 days on unilaterally seceding from Ukraine and becoming part of Russia. Geopolitical situations of this potential magnitude typically weigh heavily on global markets, with nervous investors moving quickly to get risk off the table. So what’s different this time around?
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Even as the Federal Reserve approved the second round of its monetary tapering last month, it reassured jittery investors that short-term interest rates would remain at near-zero levels well into the future. But the minutes from that January meeting, released to the public this week, tell a different story.