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Global Markets - Investors flee risk assets as geopolitical tensions heat up

Reuters  |  SINGAPORE 

By Nichola SaminatherSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the political tinderbox in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula added to uncertainty over the looming French vote, pushing nervous investors into safer assets such as the yen and Treasuries. Even oil, which advanced earlier on supply concerns in the wake of U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base last week and a shutdown at a Libyan oilfield, reversed to trade lower, breaking its multi-session winning streak. European stocks were also on track for a subdued start, with financial spreadbetters tipping Britain's ...

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First Published: Tue, April 11 2017. 12:02 IST