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15 August 2017

The threat of war with North Korea – implications for investors
Key points - Tensions with North Korea have clearly increased causing volatility in share markets. - The risk of war has grown but a diplomatic solution remains most likely although there could still be more volatility before this is finally achieved. - Historically, shares have been adversely affected initially on the uncertainty of wars (or threatened wars) with a potential significant economic impact, but have tended to rally well before the conflict is over. IntroductionTensions with North  Korea have been waxing and waning for decades now but in recent times the risks  seem to have ramped up dramatically as its missile and nuclear weapon  capabilities have i
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Oliver's Insights is a regular update from Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital.

In Oliver's Insights, Dr Shane Oliver explores the latest issues regarding financial markets and the economy.


Who is Dr Shane Oliver?

Dr Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984 as a research officer and in 1994 became AMP's Chief Economist. He now plays a major role in determining AMP Capital's investment strategy and asset allocation. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. As chief economist, he maintains a media profile for AMP Capital on economic and investment market issues.


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