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Markets Roiled by Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville and Barcelona Attack

A sense of growing unease gripped financial markets as President Trump exacerbated the controversy sparked by a racist rally in Virginia and terrorists struck a crowded street in Barcelona. U.S. stocks retreated, with the S&P 500 Index posting its second biggest one-day decline of the year, and a measure of market volatility spiked higher. Treasuries […]

Asian Tech Stocks Gain; Yen Rises, Dollar Declines on Fed Minutes

Most Asian stocks rose, led by technology shares after stellar earnings at Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. The yen climbed and the dollar extended declines after Federal Reserve meeting minutes reduced the odds of another U.S. interest rate increase this year. Shares in Japan and Australia swung between gains and losses, while they advanced in […]

Asian Stocks Mixed as U.S.-North Korea Tensions Recede

Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday after an uninspiring U.S. session that saw the dollar grind higher, with attention turning away from geopolitics and back to economic data. Markets are settling down after a tumultuous few days spurred by heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. South Korean shares climbed as traders returned from […]

Equity Markets Extend Slide as Korea Tensions Deepen

Stocks tumbled in Asia, following a U.S. slump overnight, as investors headed for havens from what hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio termed a game of chicken between U.S. and North Korean leaders. Asian stocks were poised to end their worst week since March. Equity benchmarks from Hong Kong to Sydney extended losses after the S&P 500 […]

Asian Stocks Fall on Lingering Korea Tensions

Asian stocks sank, reversing earlier gains, and South Korea’s won fell as concern about tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. Equity measures from Seoul to Hong Kong and Shanghai dropped at least 1 percent and U.S. index futures declined, as the won led emerging-market currencies lower. Stock volatility increased and the yen […]

Stocks Fall on Korea Tensions as Investors Turn to Haven Assets

Stocks in Asia declined with U.S. equity-index futures and the South Korean currency tumbled as investors took a risk-off approach after the U.S. and North Korea exchanged threats amid escalating tensions between the two nations. The yen and gold climbed. Investors took advantage of the latest volley of words to take some profit after global […]