Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise
13 August, 2017, 11:11 | Author: Terri Saunders
South Koreans watch a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea at a station in Seoul today.
United Kingdom stocks headed sharply lower again on Friday, as the escalating tensions between the US and North Korea rattled investors and helped drive a global selloff. Fear of military conflict helped to knock £40 billion off the value of London's stocks in three days, analysts said.
Gold - generally regarded as a safer asset in times of uncertainty - hit its highest price for more than two months on Friday, touching $1,288.97 an ounce at one point. "North Korea responding with a threat to US territory after Trump warned them not to threaten the USA was never going to go down well", Lawler said. The statement has dominated the headlines, and is one of the main drivers in the markets.
The South Korean Won is also suffering, falling by 0.8% to a four-week low against the USA dollar.
Doughnut shop norovirus outbreak victim count nears 250
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.
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.
On Friday, chief executive Bruce Hemphill said Old Mutual is making "excellent progress" in the break-up as he celebrated a 37% rise in adjusted operating profit to £969 million.
Housebuilders Persimmon and Barratt Developments were among the biggest gainers of the day, up 1.58% and 1.02% respectively.
The biggest fallers were Standard Life down 16p to 410.8p, Rio Tinto down 109.5p to 3,370p, Old Mutual down 6.2p to 195.3p, Anglo American down 39p to 1,238.5p.
He explains that, whenever the Earth, moon and sun align to form a solar eclipse , the event is visible somewhere on Earth. Make sure you don't directly look at the sun during the eclipse unless you have special eye protection.
Commenting on the incident, Mandi deputy commissioner Sandeep Kadam said the possibility of more deaths could not be ruled out. Himachal Transport minister GS Bali said the toll could climb to 50 in the incident which took place last night.
Baker Avenue's Lip said the USA market was higher due to "bargain hunters", but "there's more room for the market to come down". South Korea 's fell 1.7 percent to its lowest since May 24, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent.
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.
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.
The Trump administration has characterized Maduro as a dictator and announced sanctions against government officials. " Trump tells reporters at his New Jersey golf course Friday that he's "not going to rule out" a military option".
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.
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.
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.
Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen rose. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE 6-to-1; on Nasdaq, a 3.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.
China protests U.S. ship near South China Sea island
It also came days after China and Asean countries adopted the framework in Manila for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Recently, Vietnam discontinued plans to set up an offshore drilling rig in global waters because China told them to .
Jason Day blows his PGA Championship
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 .
HBO offers $250000 as 'bounty payment' to hackers
HBO offered to pay $250,000 to hackers who were threatening to leak episodes of its massively popular drama Game of Thrones. The anonymous hackers were known to have made a ransom demand , but details of how this was handled were not made public.
Two Indian Army men killed, officer among 3 others injured
Police officials said that the security forces were conducting a search operation when the militants opened fire at them. Police also denied rumours that a mosque was damaged during the gunfight between the security forces and the militants.
Usain Bolt breaks down in final race
He finishes the 2017 IAAF World Championships with a bronze medal in the men's 100m, his final-ever individual track race. While Britain celebrated, though, there were contrasting emotions for Bolt in the final race of his career.