World stock markets PLUNGE: Trump and North Korea war fears sees FTSE 100 lose £60BILLION


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Trump and North Korea fears induce sparked stock market sell-offs

Britain’s FTSE 100 has peel off £60billion this week, amid rising fears the Kim Jong-un’s rogue grandeur is heading to nuclear war with the US.

The top stock index sank another one per cent this morning to hit a one-month low of 7,305.

France’s CAC and Germany’s DAX were also down, after alarm hit Asian markets overnight, as well as Wall Street’s Dow Jones and S&P 500.

The Dow Jones is down one per cent yesterday and could see depth losses when trading opens Friday.

Sell-offs have drew pace as North Korea said it has plans to fire four air guided missiles at US territory of Guam.

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The FTSE 100 has drop-off sharply amid risings tensions between Trump and North Korea

President Trump counseled Pyongyang should be «very very nervous» if it attacks and that his late-model promise of unleashing «fire and fury» on North Korea were not laborious enough.

The so-called fear index, or volatility index, has surged higher and call for for capital safe havens has leapt.

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  • Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM augmented: «An air of caution is lingering across the financial markets during early swop on Friday, as investors closely monitor the escalating tensions surrounding the Of one mind States and North Korea.

    «The war of words between the two nations is putting investors on exuberant alert and more comments from President Trump overnight, has occurred in additional risk-off being seen in the markets.

    «Money is jumping into safe-havens feel attracted to Gold and the Japanese Yen, while the Korean Won has fallen to its lowest level in a month- after increasing its losses to around two per cent for the week.»

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