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Geopolitics set to make markets more volatile

Early voting in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday ahead of Malaysia's 14th General Election on Wednesday. In Singapore, there could be a shift in focus to the polls as many Malaysians living in the city-state make their way home to cast their votes.
Early voting in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday ahead of Malaysia's 14th General Election on Wednesday. In Singapore, there could be a shift in focus to the polls as many Malaysians living in the city-state make their way home to cast their votes.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Iran sanctions deadline, Brexit issues and Malaysia elections among events to watch

There are many political events this week that could inject more volatility into the stock markets.

"Geopolitics will likely be the dominant focus for the markets as we are fast approaching the May 12 deadline for waiving sanctions on Iran based on the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," UOB economists said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Geopolitics set to make markets more volatile'. Print Edition | Subscribe