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Graphic: World markets seismograph - charting disturbances

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LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before this week's jolt from rising North Korea tensions, world markets had rarely if ever been calmer or more buoyant.Despite intense political uncertainty over the past 18 months surrounding the unexpected election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and Britain's surprise decision to leave the European Union, volatility in key equity and bond markets had tested some of their lowest levels in a generation. The S&P 500 this week completed a run of 15 consecutive closes less than 0.3 percent in either direction, a level of stability not seen since 1927, according to ...

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 01:32 IST