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Apple pauses all product gross sales in Russia over Ukraine invasion – Nationwide

Apple pauses all product gross sales in Russia over Ukraine invasion – Nationwide

Apple Inc AAPL.O stated on Tuesday it has paused all product gross sales in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“We’re deeply involved in regards to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with the entire people who find themselves struggling on account of the violence,” Apple stated in an announcement saying a pause in gross sales in Russia and different measures together with limiting Apple Pay and dropping the power to obtain RT Information outdoors of Russia.

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“We’re supporting humanitarian efforts, offering support for the unfolding refugee disaster, and doing all we will to assist our groups within the area,” Apple stated.

The corporate outlined a lot of actions in response to the invasion, together with stopping all exports into its gross sales channels within the nation.

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Apple Pay and different companies have been restricted, the corporate stated. The Russian state media, RT Information and Sputnik Information, are not accessible for obtain from the Apple Retailer outdoors Russia.

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On Tuesday, customers in Russia had been nonetheless capable of entry Apple’s on-line retailer however makes an attempt to purchase an iPhone confirmed that they weren’t accessible for supply.

In the meantime, Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.OGoogle dropped Russian state publishers from its information, Ford Motor F.N advised its Russian manufacturing accomplice it was suspending operations within the nation, and Harley-Davidson Inc HOG.N suspended its enterprise and shipments of its bikes.

Early within the day, the world’s greatest transport traces, MSC and Maersk MAERSKb.CO, suspended container transport to and from Russia, deepening the nation’s isolation.

Heavy restrictions

The West has imposed heavy restrictions on Russia to shut off its economic system from the worldwide monetary system, pushing corporations to halt gross sales, reduce ties and dump tens of billions of {dollars}’ value of investments.

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The regular drum beat of corporations taking a stance elevated later within the day as rockets struck main cities in Ukraine.

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“Ford is deeply involved in regards to the invasion of Ukraine and the resultant threats to peace and stability. The scenario has compelled us to reassess our operations in Russia,” Ford stated, including to a number of days of bulletins by international automotive corporations.

Nike Inc NKE.N has made merchandise purchases on its web site and app unavailable in Russia because it can’t assure supply of products to prospects within the nation, an replace on the sportswear maker’s web site confirmed on Tuesday.

The MSC and Maersk strikes imply that Russia – the world’s eleventh-largest economic system and provider of one-sixth of all commodities – is now successfully reduce off from a big chunk of the globe’s transport capability.

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To stem the stampede, Moscow stated on Tuesday it will quickly curb overseas traders from promoting Russian property however vitality corporations BP Plc BP.L and Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L have already determined to desert their Russian companies, whereas main banks, airways, automakers and extra have reduce shipments and ended partnerships.

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Austria’s Raiffeisen Financial institution Worldwide RBIV.VI (RBI) is wanting in to leaving Russia, two folks with information of the matter advised Reuters, a transfer that might make it the primary European financial institution to take action for the reason that invasion. Learn full story

Mining and commodities group Glencore Plc GLEN.L stated it’s reviewing all enterprise actions in Russia, together with fairness stakes in EN+ and Rosneft.

“The company world is increase a fortress to isolate Russia from the worldwide neighborhood,” Hargreaves Lansdown senior funding and markets analyst Susannah Streeter stated.

Vitality corporations have been leaders of the rejection of Russia, and on Tuesday French oil and gasoline group TotalEnergies TTEF.PA stated it will not present capital for brand new initiatives in Russia.

Paramount Footage grew to become the newest Hollywood studio to halt theatrical movie distribution in Russia, saying on Tuesday that it will pause the discharge of upcoming movies “The Misplaced Metropolis” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.”

(Reporting by Daybreak Chmielewski in Los Angeles, Chris Sanders in Washington and by Reuters Moscow bureau, Modifying by Leslie Adler and Matthew Lewis)

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