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Global Markets: North Korea nerves rattle stocks, lift gold, yen

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By Lewis KrauskopfNEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the world fell sharply on Thursday and investors moved into the yen, gold and other safe-haven assets amid more aggressive talk between the United States and North Korea.MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.77 percent, on track for its third straight day of declines as it pulled further back from all-time highs.The Japanese yen hit an eight-week high against the U.S. dollar, while spot gold also reached a two-month high.North Korea said it was completing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near the ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 21:31 IST
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