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Flash: Bourgeoning civil war in Syria could drive risk – Deutsche Bank

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - In a reminder of some of the geopolitical risks facing markets this year, the NY Times wrote that the civil war in Syria is in danger of escalating as Syrian government forces, backed by fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, unleashed airstrikes against rebels in parts of the strategic region of Qusayr, close to the Lebanese border.

Israel, which earlier this month launched air strikes near Damascus, is said to be concerned at the growing strategic co-operation between Iran, Hezbollah and the Syrian regime. According to Macro Strategy Analysts J. Reid and C. Tan at Deutsche Bank, “This bourgeoning issue and potential widening of the conflict beyond Syria's borders is something worth keeping an eye on as it could ultimately hurt risk sentiment.”

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