Oil prices fell and share indices in Hong Kong and China dropped amid investor jitters over potential lockdowns and their economic impact, German prosecutors have charged a key player in the Wirecard fraud scandal, the UK and EU have levelled new sanctions on Russian oligarchs. 

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