Why investors love a good scrap
War, what is it good for? Making loads of money, according to a study from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan. It has looked at more than 1 conflicts and discovered that, on average, world stock markets tend to perform better when it's all kicking off. That sounds unlikely, but it is during the run-up to war that markets tend to suffer - they don't like uncertainty - but once war is declared, they are apparently perfectly happy.