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North Korea Tensions Hit Global Stock Markets

12 August 2017, 09:44 | Melvin Schneider

North Korea Tensions Hit Global Stock Markets

North Korea Tensions Hit Global Stock Markets

Simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea have come back to the boil in recent days after Pyongyang disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near America's Pacific territory of Guam.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,013.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,467.

Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 1 points, or 0.02 percent, on volume of 49,062 contracts.

But although USA equities on Wednesday managed to close only slightly down even after Trump's warning that "fire and fury" would rain on North Korea, on Thursday the chickens came home to roost on Wall Street.

In Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index finished the day with a decline of 1 percent from the previous close.

Trump, whose threat this week to bring "fire and fury" was dismissed by North Korea, said Thursday that statement might not have been "tough enough".

Nordstrom Inc.(JWN) shares rose 1.6% after the retailer late Thursday posted earnings that beat expectations (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nordstrom-shares-rise-after-retailer-tops-views-sales-rise-2017-08-10), along with a sales rise. Yields on bonds move inversely to their price.

The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped exchange traded fund EWY.P fell in a volume spike and ended down 0.85 percent.

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Investors again sought safe-haven assets such as gold and the Swiss franc, helping gold hit a more two-month high.

"This acquisition and the launch of our direct-to-consumer services mark an entirely new growth strategy for the company, one that takes advantage of the incredible opportunity that changing technology provides us to leverage the strength of our great brands", Iger noted.

"That reset is being triggered by North Korea geopolitical concern and stretched valuations", said Peter Kenny, senior market strategist at Global Markets Advisory Group, New York. The tension increased the selling pressure in the market.

"The escalation of the geopolitical situation between the USA and North Korea is beginning to rattle investors' nerves as was witnessed in the VIX index yesterday", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial.

US crude oil futures settled almost 2 percent lower at $48.59 a barrel, as Russian Federation considered a future output resumption and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries boosted its July production numbers.

Avis Budget Group slumped 9.9 percent after the auto rental company cut its guidance following a weak second quarter. Natural gas gained 2 cents to $2.82 per 1,000 cubic feet.

But the safe-haven Japanese yen strengthened 0.33 percent versus the greenback at 110.39 per dollar.

Gold fell $2.10 to $1,262.60 an ounce.

Ongoing global glut concerns lingered in oil markets despite a bigger-than-expected draw in US crude inventories, leaving prices volatile.



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