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Asian stocks dip over N Korea H-bomb test plan, all eyes on Brexit speech

The pound hovered at a two-month high against the euro

Reuters  |  London 

Risk appetite in Europe chilled on Friday after a new exchange of barbs between North Korea and the US sparked a knee-jerk sell-off in politically sensitive metals, while focus turned to a speech by the British Prime Minister on Brexit. Europe's main stock index fell in early trading, following a slide in Asian stocks and a rush to safe-haven currencies overnight after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Metals prices were battered by heightened geopolitical risk in Asia, making mining stocks the biggest weights in early European ...

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 15:29 IST