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Trump's "fire and fury" warning hits global stocks, lifts yen and gold

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By Nigel StephensonLONDON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's response it was considering an attack on Guam drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the safety of the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt.European shares fell, following falls in Asia and on Wall Street. U.S. stock index futures also fell, with the S&P 500 indicated to open down 0.4 percent."Trump's comments about North Korea have created nervousness and the fear is if the President really means what he said: "fire and fury"," said Naeem Aslam, chief ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 14:11 IST