Print Edition - 2018-04-17  |  Money Digest

Asia stocks mostly down after Syria strike

HONG KONG

Apr 17, 2018-

Most Asian markets fell on Monday after a US-led strike on Syrian targets fuelled fresh concerns over the tinderbox Middle East, though analysts said investors were hopeful the crisis would not escalate. The US, Britain and France carried out attacks at the weekend on alleged chemical weapons facilities, in response to what they say was a toxic gas attack by the Russia-backed Assad regime a week before. While there was broad support for the mission, Moscow condemned it as illegal and warned it would 

provoke “chaos” in international relations. The Syria crisis, which has seen the West’s relationship with Russia grow increasingly frosty, has encompassed other regional players including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel, and led to talk of a military standoff. (AFP)

Published: 17-04-2018 08:29

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