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Britain's FTSE hits 3-month low as miners wobble

12 August 2017, 03:10 | Melvin Schneider

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback against the currencies of six major U.S. trading partners, was last 0.2% down on the day during afternoon European trading hours - it stood at 93.20.

On the commodity front, Gold, the safe haven precious metal, has risen to a two-month high on the geopolitical tension.

The UK's stock market ended the week down 1.1% as worries over the situation between the USA and North Korea continue to rattle investors.

South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to a 9 1/2-week low, taking its losses this week to almost 2.7 percent.

American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month, which North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war.

US President Donald Trump had issued a new verbal warning to Pyongyang on Thursday, saying that his previous promise to unleash "fire and fury" may not have been strong enough after North Korea responded with a threat to land a missile near the US Pacific territory of Guam.

"The war of words taking place between the USA and North Korea at the moment, which includes very real threats of action, is taking its toll on investor sentiment".

"This situation is beginning to develop into this generation's Cuban missile crisis", said ING's Robert Carnell in a morning note to clients.

The remarks followed a new report asserting that USA intelligence has assessed that Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Both hit more than one-month lows.

The Shanghai Composite added 0.08% and the Shenzhen Composite inched higher by 0.07%.

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He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the United States military is "rock solid". Trump joked that after North Korean tensions slacken, Guam will see a "tenfold" increase in tourism.

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Stocks fall as tensions with North Korea escalate
Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, is down by 5.5 basis points at 2.228%. ET (1451 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.64 points, or 0.17 percent, to 15,229.71.

On the currency markets, the pound was up 0.03% against the dollar at $1.2981 but down 0.23% against the euro at 1.0999 euros.

While European stocks have seen robust inflows in the wake of the French elections, their performance have lagged their US rivals since mid June.

Oanda analyst Craig Erlam said: "Risk aversion is once again the name of the game.as geopolitical tensions mount and investors head for cover in the traditional safe havens".

The dollar was steady against a basket of six major currencies at 93.385 after falling 0.2 percent on Thursday, with disappointing USA inflation and jobs data adding to the greenback's woes.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed 0.9% lower on Thursday, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.5% and the Nasdaq shed 2.1%.

USA producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in almost a year, while another set showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.

The Swiss franc eased about 0.2 percent to 0.9658 per dollar, having surged roughly 1.1 percent on Wednesday.

The dollar struggled for direction as data showed the slowdown in inflation continued unabated while initial jobless claims data undershot expectations.

Crude futures extended losses on fears of slowing demand and lingering concerns over a global oversupply meanwhile.

Concluding with oil, WTI was last 1.0% down on the day, just above $48 a barrel, while Brent crude was 0.9% down, around $51.40 a barrel.

Nvidia's quarterly revenue in its data center and automotive businesses missed estimates, dragging the chipmaker's shares down 8.6 percent.



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