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Global Markets: North Korea nerves push stocks down for third day, lift gold

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - World stocks fell for a third day on Thursday and investors moved back into the Swiss franc, yen and gold as North Korea ratcheted up tensions with the United States with a threat to land a missile just short of the U.S. territory of Guam.Markets had seen a tentative recovery in risk appetite in U.S. and early Asian trading, but as the war of words resumed Asian stocks dropped back and London, Frankfurt and Paris all lost 0.5-1.2 percent. Futures markets were also pointing to a lower start for Wall Street, where missile makers have been the only significant ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 18:50 IST