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North Korea: A macroeconomic event that they actually care about

Finally, markets seem to have found a macroeconomic event that they actually care about. Apparently, all-out nuclear war is a worry, in a way that, say, the election of Donald Trump or Brexit, are not.


Global update

North Korea dominates newsflow

Global markets generally ended September in positive territory, despite an intensifying war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korea. The UK was an exception, however; the FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.8% over the month, driven down by Brexit-related worries.

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