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Wall Street slips as tensions with North Korea rattle investors

The geopolitical tensions have prompted a risk off trade amid investors


US stock indexes opened lower on Wednesday as investors turned risk averse following rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. North Korea said it was considering plans to fire missiles at Guam, a US-held Pacific island, after President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the nuclear-armed nation that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States. Safe-haven assets gained following the mounting geopolitical tensions. Gold rose 1.2 percent, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single day rise in about two-and-a-half ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 21:13 IST