Washington's moves to tighten the screws on Moscow come as US and European officials accuse Russia of war crimes over its bombardment of civilians in Ukrainian cities
Raimondo said the US could “essentially shut” companies such as Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation or any Chinese company
Japan's Nikkei sinks 3.2%, Sensex opens 2.3% down, while the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ex-Japan loses 1.6% and Chinese blue chips shed 0.8% amid a sea of red
Capital Economics’ Mark Williams says China is unlikely to attempt to bale out Russia fearing it could become the target of sanctions itself
A China institute that advises the nation's top leaders says Western sanctions will end up hurting the US and Europe more than Russia itself.
SWIFT sanctions against Russia seen as an event that will curb use of the dollar. Shares of payment firms such as Newland Digital Tech, Lakala Payment and Client Service rose strongly
China is Russia's biggest trade partner for both exports and imports but has – so far, say White House officials – not come to Moscow’s rescue