(Aug 21): If you are reading this, then the ultimate worst case scenario of the world being destroyed in a nuclear blast has not happened — yet. Instead, you are probably watching global markets continue their rebound on easing tension between the US and North Korea. Or, if there has been another round of sabre-rattling since we went to print, you might be watching another big selloff and a scramble for safe-haven assets. Whatever the case, the threat that North Korea poses to the rest of the world seems likely to colour market sentiment for some time, potentially dampening confidence in a broad global economic recovery and reshaping views on the prospects of some geographical markets, industries and stocks.

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