Missile fire lights up the Damascus sky on April 14 as US President Donald Trump announced air strikes against Syria in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. The possibility of a confrontation between the US and Russia, Syria’s ally, is threatening economic confidence globally. Photo: AP 
David Brown
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Macroscope by David Brown

War in Syria and US-China trade tensions strain global economic confidence

David Brown says financial instability may be about to return as trade tensions between China and the United States, and the threat of US-Russia military confrontation escalating in Syria, affect economic confidence indicators around the world

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Missile fire lights up the Damascus sky on April 14 as US President Donald Trump announced air strikes against Syria in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. The possibility of a confrontation between the US and Russia, Syria’s ally, is threatening economic confidence globally. Photo: AP 
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