In Toronto, the composite index S&P/TSX has lost 143,08 points, or 0.9 %, to close at 15 074,25 points, the decline being nearly generalized to all sectors.
USA stocks rose Friday but still notched their biggest weekly loss in months, as investors were shaken by disappointing earnings results and an escalation of threats between the US and North Korea.
Trump continued the back-and-forth with a post on Twitter this morning indicating that the U.S.is prepared to take military action against North Korea.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.20 percent from 2.25 percent late Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks finished out the week 2.7% lower, its biggest one-week decline since February 2016.
The Nasdaq finished the day at 6,216.87, a slide of 135.46, while the S&P 500 lost almost 1.5 percent, ending the day at 2,438.21. Titled "Reckless game over the Korean Peninsula runs risk of real war", the editorial suggested China will stay neutral if North Korea strikes first, but will intervene if the U.S.is the first mover. The S&P 500 gained 3.11 points, or 0.1%, to end at 2,441.32, supported by gains in consumer-discretionary, technology and health-care sectors.
Investors bought safe-haven assets such as gold, helping the precious metal touch a two-month high, and the Japanese Yen rose.
Nvidia fell $7.37, or 4.3 percent, to $164.74, while Advanced Micro Devices gave up 71 cents, or 5.5 percent, to $12.12.
The Nasdaq Composite Index plunged 2.1% to 6216.87 and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped 1.45% to 2438.21. MetLife fell 75 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $47.56, while Charles Schwab slid 69 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $41.33.
Kohl's, another department store chain, slumped 8.9 percent after reporting that second-quarter sales dipped 0.9 percent compared with the year-ago period. Kohl's like Macy's did beat estimates for earnings and revenues while Dillards delivered a loss of 58 cents per share as a result of deep discounting to shed inventory. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, added 21 cents to $52.91.
On the currency front, the US dollar is trading at 108.82 yen compared to the 109.20 yen it fetched at the close of NY trading on Thursday.
Trucking and software stocks are also seeing notable strength in mid-day trading, while steel stocks have moved sharply lower on the day. The euro fell to $1.1735 from $1.1752. Earlier in Asia, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped less than 0.1 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 1.1 percent. While the German DAX Index closed just below the unchanged line, the UK's FTSE 100 Index and the French CAC 40 Index both tumbled by 1.1%.
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Lim's case at all levels, and we will continue to support him and his family now that he has returned", the statement said. He was sentenced to hard labor for life in December 2015 on charges of attempting to overthrow the Pyongyang regime.
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If it is designated as such, missile interception and protection of USA military vessels will be allowed. Japan moved missile interceptors into position after the Guam threat, the Nikkei newspaper reported .
His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, once declared that his former news site, Breitbart, was "the platform for the alt-right". Trump, as a candidate, frequently came under scrutiny for being slow to offer his condemnation of white supremacists.
Tesla is raising $1.5 billion as it ramps up production of the Model 3 sedan, its first mass market electric auto . The company had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion.
During the call, Xi urged Trump to show "restraint" in his rhetoric about the crisis, according to the Associated Press . Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program.
Elsewhere • Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (lower back soreness) is scheduled to throw a second bullpen session Sunday. The Rockies inked first baseman Ryan Howard to a minor league contract on Saturday, per a team announcement .
He found Robby Anderson on a 53-yard deep pass where Anderson beat Logan Ryan, the Titans' big free-agent signing at cornerback. He completed 17-of-24 passes for 119 yards and looked confident and comfortable as he played the majority of the game.
Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise
Housebuilders Persimmon and Barratt Developments were among the biggest gainers of the day, up 1.58% and 1.02% respectively. In oil, the price of Brent crude sunk by 0.5% to 51.65 USA dollars a barrel amid concerns about over supply in the market.
Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions
The Japanese currency last traded at 109.07 yen to the dollar, compared to levels around the 110 handle seen earlier in the week. Crude oil futures are slipping USD0.10 to USD48.49 a barrel after tumbling USD0.97 to USD48.59 a barrel on Thursday.
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Trump blames "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville
More than a dozen people held signs, chanted and marched around the statue of Andrew Jackson as a protest against racism. Police took a man into custody as the subject of a homicide investigation, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said.
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The ball bounced high off a rock and settled into what he called "the worst lie I've seen all week" in the deep Bermuda grass. While Kisner was the story early in the day, the weather took the stage as the afternoon wave of players took to the course .
West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Baggies edge Cherries
Rodriguez then curled an effort inches wide of the far post with Begovic beaten as the Baggies continued to push for the opener. It comes after the Welshman guided the Baggies to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
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While Trump raised the specter of military intervention, his top national security aides have downplayed that possibility. As to US military action against Venezuela , the Pentagon said it had not received any such orders from the White House.
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The Chao's are hoping that another inspection by the health department will allow them to reopen the restaurant soon. A sign posted on the restaurant on Wednesday stated that it was closed because they were out of doughnuts.