Banks and department store shares also were among the big decliners.
US crude rose 0.41 percent to $48.79 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.01, up 0.21 percent.
The euro slid 0.6 percent to 128.92 yen, and fell 0.1 percent against the dollar to $1.1735. For the week, the index lost over 3% to register its biggest weekly loss since February of 2016.
"The market's dent only lasted for a week in April when tension rose between them after North Korea launched a missile".
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned North Korea of "fire and fury" in response to recent threats from Pyongyang, which said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a US territory in the Pacific with a military base. MCX Gold was trading 0.25 per cent up at Rs 28,915 per 10 gram around 10.45 am (IST). Geopolitical risks can boost demand for assets considered safe-haven investments, such as gold. Copper rose 1 cent to $2.91 a pound. KLA-Tencor gained $2.62, or 3 percent, to $90.17.
In other corporate results, a number of companies reported forecast-beating numbers. "If you think this is just rattling sabers, and it's just words, then you could view this as a buying opportunity".
European stocks have fallen for a third day on Friday and look headed for their worst week since early November previous year, as US President Donald Trump's rhetoric on North Korea over the past few days made investors risk averse.
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If you normally wear eyeglasses, put the eclipse-viewing glasses over them or hold the hand-held solar viewer in front of them. Anything lower will allow your eyes to be damaged, but NASA says Shade 12 is darker than the filters used for most welding.
A statement from the North Korean military called President Donald Trump's warning that the communist nation would face "fire and fury" if it continued its provocations a "load of nonsense".
On Thursday, Donald Trump said North Korea should be "very, very nervous" if it acted against the US. "It seems the U.S.is one step closer to engaging in military conflict with North Korea".
Still, the S&P 500 is on track to post its biggest weekly loss in about nine months. "Whether it is a credit crunch in China, policy error from the Fed, or fear of an over-valued USA stock market, there are many reasons to maintain a balanced multi-asset portfolio that has exposure to defensive asset classes and currencies".
The dollar index, which gauges the greenback against the currencies of six major USA trading partners, was last 0.2% down on the day during afternoon European trading hours - it stood at 93.20.
The annual decline in prices stands at 1.7% in July, compared to 1.6 % in June, according to the index, below the 2% target of the federal Reserve. The economic consequences ... would likely be horrific, and ... also result in a temporary shock to global financial markets. It has been the leading S&P gainer so far this year, making it particularly vulnerable to a decline.
Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil.
Escalating tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions sent a shiver through markets worldwide and pushed the dollar to below 109.7 yen in afternoon forex trade to an eight-week low against the safe haven currency, piling more pressure on Japanese stocks.
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. The local currency was trading at 1,147.55 won against the US dollar, down 5.55 won from the previous session's close.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down almost 0.1 percent to 5,760.90, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.84. The US Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged up 0.1% last month after staying flat in June and falling by 0.1% in May.
"Trump tells reporters at his New Jersey golf course Friday that he's "not going to rule out" a military option". Trump declined to give more details about the possibility of USA forces leading an operation in Venezuela .
Mesut Ozil will " take centre stage " as Arsenal's main man this season, former Gunners midfielder Stewart Robson told talkSPORT. And ahead of their opening fixture at home to Leicester on Friday night, Joshua has dealt him another blow.
Earlier in June, the design of girls" school uniform in a Kerala had sparked controversy after a photographer called it "vulgar'. The Childline officials have also found the process highly discriminatory which will raise mental agony of the students.
Others did not mention Trump directly but did condemn the marchers, many of whom carried Nazi flags and similar regalia. A large police force was in the area as the result of violent white supremacists rally and counter-protest on Saturday.
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South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.7 percent to its lowest since May 24, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. Wilmar International slipped 6.4 per cent or 22 cents to $3.20; Hongkong Land lost 2.1 per cent or 16 U.S. cents to US$7.34.
He added: "I'm convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club". Wenger though stressed on the fact that Sanchez remained "focused" on playing for Arsenal this season.
In July 2016, The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China has no rights for territorial claims in the region. A dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea continues to boil between the two Asian giants.
Rickie Fowler had six birdies, the kind of round that would put him in the lead - except for that triple bogey on the sixth hole. Jason Day was right there with them until a peculiar decision likely cost him a reasonable chance to stay with the leaders.
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Trainor said SoundCloud will continue to offer the suscriptions, but that it won't be the central focus of the company. Total revenue has more than doubled to more than a $100 million annual run-rate this year. " SoundCloud can do more".
Selloff in stocks takes a breather; gold and yen tick up
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 0.6 percent to 2,459.50, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 0.8 percent to 6,299.12. The local currency was trading at 1,145.05 won against the US dollar , down 3.05 won from the previous session's close.
Trump warning over North Korea hits markets
Ten-year USA yields dropped 4.3 basis points to 2.24 percent and German equivalents fell 3 bps to 0.43 percent, a six-week low. Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen JPY= rose.
Roger Federer punches ticket to Rogers Cup semi-finals
Buoyed by a captivated, rowdy Montreal night session crowd, Shapovalov found his way back into the match in the second set. "I already beat other players 17 times", said Federer. "I struggled against Ferrer early on, so today was better".
Stocks drop, led by technology companies
Shares Snap fell 1.94, or 14%, to 11.83 after the Snapchat parent reported earnings late Thursday that missed analyst forecasts. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 204.69 points, or 0.9 percent, to 21,844.01, just shy of its low point for the day.
US, France pledged to work to denuclearize North Korea
On Tuesday, the commander in chief said the rogue nation "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen ". All parties must assure North Koreans we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful".
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There are some large differences, though, which explains why only one of nine past winners at Quail Hollow broke par Thursday. He made his par putt on the 17th hole and then sprinted to the 18th tee and promptly knocked his tee shot down the middle.
Himachal: Two killed, four rescued after landslide hits Mandi
The Army and NDRF teams have reached the spot and started rescue operation along with the police, administration and local people. According to witnesses, the two buses were stationed at a kiosk on the highway for refreshments when the incident took place.
Taylor's groping case: Judge ruled out the former DJ
On Friday, Swift's bodyguard, Greg Dent , testified against Mueller and said that he witnessed the alleged assault. Mueller was sacked by radio station KXGO two days after the 2013 incident and has been unable to find a job since.