GEOPOLITICS REMAIN AT FOREFRONT DESPITE LIMITED MARKET IMPACT
This week has been dominated by Syria, as attention turns from the tragedy of the Paris attacks to what exactly can be done to combat ISIS. In the UK the debate has been centred to whether or not to join the bombing missions in Syria, while further east the situation has been complicated by Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane. While there are disputed accounts of the event, it is a stark reminder of the conflicting agendas in the area. Although Syria is the immediate problem, there is a wider power struggle in the region that won’t simply go away with the defeat of the Jihadists. Read More….