Investment Note 16th April 2018

Britain, France and US launch airstrikes against Assad regime


In the early hours of Saturday morning, British, French and US forces launched air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria. The chosen targets were facilities where the regime manufactured and stockpiled chemical weapons. Whilst the destruction of the facilities appeared to be a single strike, the coalition stated they would be prepared to step into the conflict once again if the use of chemical weapons continued. Russia, whilst vocal with threats of intervention ahead of the strikes, has not yet put any retaliatory action into place. Overseas markets on Monday appeared to have taken the strikes as a single act with no indication of further escalation with both Japanese and Australian markets moving higher and the price of oil retreating. 

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