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According to Elliot Clarke, Research Analyst at Westpac, conflict between the US and Turkey has remained front of mind for the press this week and is a highly uncertain situation, which is unlikely to be resolved soon.

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“We are not overly concerned by the effect this situation will have on global trade or growth, but we are mindful of potential spill-over effects to the European banking sector (who have considerable exposure to Turkish corporates) and to sentiment towards other emerging markets.”

“Developing nations geographically near Australia are in a far better situation than Turkey and where they were in the late-1990’s (based on current account and external debt metrics). Hence a real economy and/or emerging market financial market contagion in our region is highly unlikely.”

“Still, amid uncertainty, market participants are likely to sit on the sidelines until the data confirms there is no need for concern.”