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Wall Street opens flat amid escalating North Korea-US tensions

The latest spike in tensions prompted demand for gold, which rebounded from a four-week low


US stocks were little changed on Friday as fresh concerns over tensions between North Korea and the United States weighed on the mood of investors. North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the reclusive country in his United Nations address. Trump also put more economic pressure on North Korea by ordering additional sanctions, including on its shipping and trade networks but stopped short of going after Pyongyang's biggest trading partner, China. "Big noise out of North ...

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 20:39 IST