On Thursday, the three major USA indexes logged their worst performances since mid-May (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-set-up-for-another-day-of-losses-as-north-korean-tensions-simmer-2017-08-10) in a session dogged by geopolitical concerns.
"As a portfolio manager, you say, 'Do I think we'll get a war out of this?' " said Torsten Slok, chief global economist at Deutsche Bank, referring to the bluster between North Korea and President Donald Trump.
Six out of the S&P 500's 11 major sectors closed positive on August 9.
The Russian dollar-traded index RTS was down 1.49 percent, and ruble-traded MICEX fell 1.29 percent by midday.
The data comes amid tepid inflation that has remained below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target, despite low unemployment.
After touching a more than two-month high at $1,291.86, spot gold last added 0.2 percent to $1,288.81 an ounce.
"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.
David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets, said: "Stock markets in Europe are still feeling the pressure from the tension surrounding North Korea". The slide deepened after Trump's remarks on North Korea aired.
Nevsun Resources Ltd offset some of the material group's gains, plunging 16.4 percent to C$2.75 after the company reported disappointing quarterly results.
Office Depot tumbled 22.4 percent after the office supplies retailer's quarterly results came in below estimates.
OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 24 cents to $48.37 per barrel on the on the New York Mercantile Exchange while Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, declined 20 cents to $51.70 per barrel in London. On the Nasdaq, 1,846 issues fell and 953 advanced favoring decliners.
Benchmark US 10-year notes last rose 6/32 in price to yield 2.1905 per cent, from 2.211 per cent late on Thursday.
CURRENCIES: The euro slipped 0.1 percent to $1.1176 while the dollar was steady at 109.20 yen.
"The escalation of the geopolitical situation between the US 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.
Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you". The president called the USA military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".
What are they looking at? "You think about where you were week last season, set pieces, getting done on the counter attack". That first half was like Liverpool at their worst last season so then you've had a pre-season and nothing's changing.
Contracted divers conducted an initial assessment of the vessel's stern and determined that it is structurally sound. Stateside's conversation with Lieutenant Junior Grade Sean Murphy of the United States Coast Guard.
I keep saying that. "And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years". Yet United's starting XI cost €417 million (S$667 million), compared to Real's €273 million.
Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal , but Vardy's second goal looked to have won it for Leicester until the sensational finale.
Yun and North Korean diplomat Pak Song II negotiated the release of imprisoned American college student Otto Warmbier in June. The early United States focus was on securing the release of several Americans held in North Korea.
But he says that, until that happens, the United States "will be the most powerful nuclear nation on earth, by far". Navy aircraft carrier strike group or Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit off the Korean Peninsula right now.
GLI SCENARI - Se la Corea del Nord dovesse lancia un attacco di minaccia agli Stati Uniti , la Cina dovrebbe rimanere neutrale. Ma l'escalation di tensione preoccupa la Russian Federation , che ha deciso di rafforzare i sistemi anti-aerei a Est.
The first week of the season is always one of the hardest to predict, but our writers have a lot of confidence in the top six. The Spanish manager believes the signings were needed to freshen up an ageing squad ahead of the new season.
In the clip, The Situation describes Pauly D as his former "boy in the house", but laments that they haven't spoken in five years. He also sports his famous "motorcycle-proof" hair even if he tries to wear more sensible hairstyles during the past five years.
PCB chairman in Sri Lanka to attend ACC meeting
ESPN said that Pakistan are also set to travel to the UAE from September 21 for a full series against Sri Lanka. However, the final call over the World XI matches is expected to be taken by the government.
S&P falls 1.4 pct in safety flight on N. Korea tensions
The U.S. dollar was down 0.3% at 110.01 yen which hurt the share prices of motor-vehicle makers, technology companies and banks. When Iraq invaded Kuwait 27 years ago this month, the S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent, and was down 9.3 percent 20 days later.