South Korean stocks ended lower on August 9 morning as foreign investors offloaded large-cap stocks amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
In Europe, Britain's FTSE100 was down over one percent, Germany's DAX traded 0.5 percent lower, while the French CAC40 index was 0.62 percent in the red, as of 9:00am GMT. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later insisted the US isn't signalling it's about to mete out a military response despite threats from North Korea suggesting it could attack Guam, a USA island territory in the Pacific.
The S&P/TSX composite index was down 39.02 points to 15,217.33, with most sectors finishing in the red while bullion stocks surged almost 1.9 per cent.
The major European markets also showed notable moves to the downside on the day.
On the currency markets, sterling rose 0.2% to flit around the 1.30 U.S. dollar mark, with the greenback falling in response to the latest USA inflation data. The Dow shed 0.2 percent.
The biggest fallers were Standard Life down 16p to 410.8p, Rio Tinto down 109.5p to 3,370p, Old Mutual down 6.2p to 195.3p, Anglo American down 39p to 1,238.5p.
Trump told reporters further threats from North Korea would be "met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before".
Mattis said North Korea must stop isolating itself and "stand down" in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and Pyongyang "should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people".
White House details plan to ratchet up trade pressure on China
But, the official added: "I don't think we're headed toward a period of greater conflict". Security Council for imposing new sanctions on North Korea.
Dele Alli: Tottenham 'had to keep cool' to beat Newcastle
Benitez recalled: "When Newcastle went down last time, they had some good players but they did not have a team". I was happy with the performance and the win". "He is so mature now and accepts what can happen on the pitch".
Pakistan's deposed PM criticizes top judges for his ouster
Khurram Dastgir said after the decision of July 28, every patriotic Pakistani was asking who would protect the future of Pakistan. The wife of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is to run for a seat in parliament, a lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party said.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 143.08 points, or 0.94 percent, at 15,074.25.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index lost 26.34 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,368.39.
The decline followed overnight losses on Wall Street.
North Korea said it was considering plans to fire missiles at Guam, a US-held Pacific island, after President Trump's warning on Tuesday.
Charter Communications rose 2.9 percent on news Altice is exploring a bid for the cable giant. On the Nasdaq, 1,440 issues fell and 1,386 advanced. Twenty-First Century Fox gave up 46 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $27.57. Brent crude, used to price global oils, gained 56 cents to $52.70 in London. Silver gained 47 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $16.86 an ounce.
Nordstrom Inc.(JWN) shares rose 1.6% after the retailer late Thursday posted earnings that beat expectations (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nordstrom-shares-rise-after-retailer-tops-views-sales-rise-2017-08-10), along with a sales rise.
The September crude contract was up 20 cents to US$49.76 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up seven cents to US$2.95 per mmBTU.