North Korea

North Korea conflict creates unrest on equity markets

The escalation spiral in the North Korea conflict is intensifying further. US President Trump recently threatened a military conflict if North Korea refuses to relent. And the corresponding verbal response from North Korea was quick to come. At the same time, China has launched a major manoeuvre before the coast of North Korea. This was all prompted by a united response on the part of the UN to North Korea’s actions which nurtured hopes that the community of nations would now adopt a unified stance towards this small country. A further escalation of the conflict would most likely prove difficult to contain, and would probably have far-reaching consequences. The Asian region in particular – but not only – would be affected by this. Financial markets, and equity markets in particular, have reacted to the latest political developments. For the first time in a long time, the world’s stock markets suffered…