Oh Good, Trump's "Fire And Fury" Threat Was Apparently 100% Improvised

13 August, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Aug. 2 2017

That marks its eighth quarter of better-than-expected earnings in a row. Regions Financial shed 23 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $14.07.

Bond prices were little changed.

Crude oil futures are slipping USD0.10 to USD48.49 a barrel after tumbling USD0.97 to USD48.59 a barrel on Thursday.

The dollar index fell 0.32 per cent, with the euro up 0.42 per cent to US$1.1819.

The pound was quoted at USD1.3002 at the London equities close Wednesday, compared to USD1.2965 at the same time on Tuesday.

The dollar fell sharply against the Swiss franc Wednesday, with haven assets including Switzerland's currency bid higher following a verbal clash between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Japan was closed on a public holiday.

Nawaz Sharif Terms His Disqualification From Premiership As "Joke"
Sharif's political caravan slowly made its way into the rural areas of Punjab province en route to his hometown of Lahore . Mr Sharif added: "I want to ask why they ousted me".

USA equities had been on track for a 10th-straight record session Tuesday and the dollar was initially up after the JOLTS survey showed job openings hit a record in the U.S. last month.

"They should be very nervous, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?"

Gold prices were benefiting as traders favoured safe haven assets, hitting a two-month high of USD1,275.37.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dropped 0.5 percent in its third session of declines, with Australia .AXJO down 1.4 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dipped 1.1 percent to 27,444.00.

In the Dow, declines in shares of Merck and those of DuPont, recently down 0.9 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively, outweighed gains in shares of Apple and those of Microsoft, recently up 1.3 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.

"Geopolitical tensions are the main focus: the S&P 500 was down 1.5 per cent last night and many investors are becoming risk averse", said DZ Bank strategist Andy Cossor.

'Tell my family I love them'
The encounter was filmed on a camera in Smith's glasses that he bought on Amazon, according to the release. The officer survived, but the bullets severed a vein in his neck and shattered bones in both of his arms.

The FTSE's fall was led by the volatile mining sector, with London-listed global commodity firms such as Antofagasta (Other OTC: ANFGF - news), Rio Tinto (Hanover: CRA1.HA - news), BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL - news) and Anglo American (LSE: AAL.L - news) among the biggest losers. News Corp tumbled 5.4% and REA Group slumped 6% after disappointing full-year results.

Trump's threats have escalated since reports broke at the beginning of the week that North Korea had successfully produced a nuclear warhead that could be fitted inside its missiles.

U.S. Treasury yields US10YT=RR fell to as low as 2.197 percent, their lowest level since June 28 overnight.

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.

However these stocks - along with tech giants Microsoft and Alphabet, Google's parent - have been among the top performers all year.

Innogy shares have moved to the downside after German utility maintained the outlook on the current year's business performance after reporting a drop in first-half net income to 817 million euros from 1.08 billion euros last year.

Sharad Yadav embarks on 3 day public interaction programme
He said the people supported the grand alliance and expected a lot from it, adding that they are hurt with its withdrawal. Both are in touch with Sharad Yadav . "I continue to stand for the "gathbandhan"," he said.

Earlier, Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a "severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force in response to any USA military action.

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