U.S. stocks were lower yesterday as investors rushed to safe-haven assets after President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea escalated tensions with the nuclear-armed nation.
The S&P 500 lost 9.74 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 2,465.18.
The Nasdaq Composite number was down 16.88 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 6,353.58.
In his latest warning to North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday military solutions were "fully in place" and referred to American weapons as being "locked and loaded" should the nuclear-armed nation act "unwisely".
The Swiss franc was on track for its biggest single-day rise against the euro in more than 2 1/2 years.
The tensions, since Trump made his "fire and fury" comments on Tuesday, have wiped out almost $1 trillion from the global equity markets.
Until then, Wall Street surprised by its low volatility, wrote on Tuesday.
The VIX rose further on Wednesday, rising as far as 12.11, its highest in nearly a month. The index bounced off its lowest closing level in six months. On the Nasdaq, 1 378 issues rose and 892 fell.
Before this week, USA stocks have been hitting record highs, boosted by mostly stronger-than-expected earnings.
The local currency was trading at 1,147.55 won against the US dollar, down 5.55 won from the previous session's close.
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".
S. Korea's military vows retaliation if N. Korea attacks
They threatened US , other countries, and they threaten Guam . "I feel it would be a pretty stupid idea to do that", she said. Andersen Air Force Base hosts a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the US mainland.
MSCI's main index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, was last down 0.6 percent.
Instead, investors turned to assets that tend to benefit in times of geopolitical and financial stress.
But losses soon resumed, with Tokyo edging down as the Nikkei again came under pressure from the strength of the safe-haven yen, which hit eight-week highs Wednesday against the dollar.
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. Banks and department store shares also were among the big decliners. The euro fell to $1.1735 from $1.1752.
Simmering tensions between the USA and North Korea were also weighing on the market. The Treasury yield us 10-year fell to 2,201 % vs. 2,248 % Wednesday night and one of the warrants to 30 years 2,778 %, compared with 2,824 %. The S&P 500 added 3.11 points, or 0.1%, to 2441.32, ending the week down 1.4%, its biggest loss since March.
This morning global stocks declined for the second day in a row, with the FTSE 100 falling 0.8 per cent to 7,327 points in early trading, while the Dax fell 0.2 per cent and the Cac 40 fell 0.6 per cent.
Gold rose 0.6 per cent to $1,268 an ounce.
"We assume markets will move on if it remains purely a war of words but the sell-off looks durable".
Apart from geopolitical worries, some technical analysts like Tom McClellan, editor of the McClellan Market Report, blamed seasonality for this week's retreat given August's record as a weak month for stocks.
Positive sentiment was also generated by a report from the Labor Department showing just a modest uptick in consumer prices in the month of July.
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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.
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".
Arsenal have been relatively quiet on the transfer front this summer, although the business they have done looks shrewd enough. Danny Drinkwater is sidelined with a thigh injury and Robert Huth is also out thanks to an ankle injury.
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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.
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.
As China reissues its calls for calm between the United States and North Korea and warns Donald Trump not to "play with fire". Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".
An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming global leaders. A PAC-3 Patriot missile unit is seen deployed in the compound of Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug 10, 2017.
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.
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.
Wenger confirms Sanchez out for 'a while'
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.
Sanchez to miss start of season
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.
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.
USA stocks fall again on North Korea tensions
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.
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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.