The recent crash of Malaysian airline MH17 over Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk region has become the latest addition to the growing number of “global tragedies”. The plane crash, which killed nearly 300 people, has added to geopolitical tensions around Ukraine and has raised uncertainty about possible further sanctions against Moscow.
World stock markets remained edgy as US stepped up the pressure on Moscow, with a new swathe of sanctions for supporting Ukrainian separatists. The Russian stock market spiralled into negative territory. The new sanctions are likely to affect the broader Europe markets, heightening fears that the growing tensions between Moscow and the West could hit the global economy.
Investors in general like stable environment. While professional money managers are quite adept at tracking global untoward events, individuals might not be able to keep up with the sudden shift in geo-political tensions amid their busy schedule. If we take a minute to ponder and count the countries/regions that are considered geo-politically risky and match the list with the graphics below, the results could be surprising.
Source: Deutsche bank research report
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