The S&P 500 index had its biggest one-day drop in nearly three months on Thursday as investors fled riskier assets, with technology stocks leading the charge, in response to an increasingly aggressive exchange of threats between the United States and North Korea.
Hong Kong shed more than one percent and Shanghai also closed lower, while Seoul shares continued their sell-off after slumping Wednesday, with the won again softening.
Chinese stocks seemed little affected though, and Australian stocks rose Wednesday after a weaker Tuesday amid strong earnings reports from big banks.
The European and American dips followed similar trading in Asia, where equities also were back in the red, snuffing out a nascent recovery. "But overall, we do not think long-only investors will pay too much attention in the short term with the focus being more from shorter-term traders".
Dai-ichi Life Holdings dropped 1 percent, T&D Holdings fell 2.2 percent while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group declined 0.9 percent. The greenback was down 1.1 against the franc, its worst drop in more than six weeks.
Trump further ratcheted up the rhetoric in remarks this afternoon, suggesting that his "fire and fury" comments may not have been tough enough.
Se la Corea del Nord attacca Guam se ne pentirà amaramente
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.
A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said in a statement on Wednesday it was "carefully examining" plans for a missile attack on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has a large U.S. military base.
Investors reacted by driving up the price of gold and bonds, traditional safe investments.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 94.55 points, or 0.43 percent, to 21,954.15, the S&P 500 lost 19.51 points, or 0.79 percent, to 2,454.51 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 76.39 points, or 1.2 percent, to 6,275.94.
The dollar index .DXY , which measures the US currency against a basket of other major currencies, fell 0.14 percent. The Russell 2000 index gave up 1.7 percent to 1,372.54.
However, shares of Dean Foods tumbled, trading 20.1 per cent weaker at US$11.96 as of 2.24pm in NY, after the USA dairy processor posted quarterly results that fell short of expectations and downgraded its full-year forecast amid "a challenging and rapidly evolving retail environment".
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 1 cent to $49.57 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Shanghai Composite slipped 0.4 percent to 3,261.75. Brent crude, the global standard, lost 28 cents to $52.09 a barrel in London.
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".
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.
It could be a hybrid between Samsung's Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 that aims to serve the goal of both a smartwatch and fitness band. The device was spotted visiting the FCC with features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support but the other details remain unknown.
As expected, Koetter wasn't happy with Aguayo's missed kicks on Friday and made it very evident following the team's 24-12 loss. The Bucs traded up into the second round to draft Aguayo after he was an All-American kicker at Florida State.
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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.
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.
BEN CARDIN: No, I don't think we accept North Korea having a nuclear weapon capacity that violates worldwide protocols. We obviously reiterate or welcome that commitment to peaceful diplomatic and political solution to the situation .
The data comes amid tepid inflation that has remained below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target, despite low unemployment. The Dow and S&P 500 inched higher on the day but they both posted their largest weekly percentage drops since late March.
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.
Although Danny Welbeck leveled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break. They all deserve to play. "He is a fantastic guy as well - committed, he loves the club".
Mapped: US and Allied Missile Defenses Against North Korea
Postol during an interview with Newsweek called the missiles "a hoax", although Friday's report doesn't use that language. He is right: This time, North Korea has detailed plans for a missile test that would land in the waters near Guam.
New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round
Another pointer towards a low-scoring affair perhaps is the absence of Eden Hazard who will miss the game with an ankle injury. However, the 24-year-old expects more of the same to come his way during the season due to his price tag.
OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player
In the second match, the player surrendered themselves, and the third time refused to play by asking "complete mockery" of it. Dota 2 is normally played as a 5-vs-5 team game, so limiting the bot to a 1-on-1 match greatly reduces the complexity.
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.
'Jersey Shore' Cast Reunite For E! Docuseries
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.