Nikkei falls to two-month low

<p>Concerns over Syria are affecting global markets.</p>

The Nikkei has dropped to a two-month low today (August 28th) amid fears military intervention in Syria will take place in the near future.

Having fallen by 0.7 per cent yesterday, the Nikkei was down by a further 1.5 per cent to close the day's trading at 13,338.46, resulting in a third-straight day of losses.

According to a report by Reuters, this is its lowest point in the last two months and the Nikkei even fell to as low as 13,188.14 at one point during the session.

With Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad accused of using chemical weapons against the nation's people, the US and the UK are among the countries considering military action.

The safe-haven yen was driven higher as investors took their profits out of stock markets in Asia due to fears war is just around the corner.

In the UK, Parliament has been recalled in order for MPs to debate potential solutions to the ongoing civil unrest in Syria, which could spill over across the Middle East.

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