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How stock markets respond to social unrest

The affect of mass protests and riots on the stock market, seems to depend largely on the politics of where you live. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

Sophia Chen

Economist, IMF’s Research Department

Philip Barrett

Economist, IMF’s Research Department

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Social unrest has a big impact on stock markets. Image: IMF
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