It is shaping up to be an eventful year for investors with January alone presenting two unforeseen events – an escalation in US-Iran tensions and fears about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Asian equity markets have underperformed developed markets since around the taper tantrum in 2013, driven partly by monetary policy and tax cuts in the US and partly by investors’ caution on Asia.
Heightened volatility here to stay
Recent sharp movements are 'rare'
2019 was marked by US dollar appreciation
A return to safe-haven stocks
Oil and gas stocks rise amid escalating tensions