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Global stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify

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By Nichola SaminatherSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday as tensions ramped up between the United States and North Korea, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such the yen and the Swiss franc. Wall Street closed sharply lower after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new round of fiery rhetoric, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.The sell-off is likely to extend into the European session, with financial spreadbetter CMC ...

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 11:14 IST
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