Spoils of war

If there’s one sector that is always a singular beneficiary in times of war it is surely the weapons and armaments industry. According to this article, stock prices of the world’s leading arms manufacturers have soared after the Paris attacks.

Check out this stock chart I pulled up, showing BAE Systems rise since the Paris attacks on Nov 13th (marker placed)

  
Particularly for European based firms, stock prices could now go higher after the UK Parliament’s decision to begin the military strikes in Syria

As the article notes,

Stock values at BAE Systems, Airbus, Finmeccanica and Thales all soared when markets started trading this morning as EU government plough greater resources into Middle Eastern wars.
In total BAE Systems, the main private sector beneficiary from UK military spending, has seen its value increase by 14 per cent in the two and a half weeks since the Paris attacks of 13 November.

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