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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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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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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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.