European Union slaps sanctions on additional North Korean nationals

UN hits N. Korea with tough new sanctions- but will they work

By the close of trading, the FTSE 100 was down 84.46 points, or 1.1%, to 7,305.48, having dropped 1.4% on Thursday.

In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.6 percent and Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed some 1.2 percent.

By mid-morning in NY investors began to look for stocks to buy rather than offload and the Dow Jones industrial average was 38.65 points higher at 21,882.92 while the S&P 500 was...

"It could be another rough day for European equities", said ETX Capital analyst Neil Wilson.

'Rising tensions on the Korean peninsula are nothing new, they have been a staple for investors for several years now, but this flare-up had the potential for a policy misstep, more so because of the inexperience of the person occupying the White House, and a tendency to conduct policy by way of tweet and press conference, ' he said. Equity screens were also awash with red in Asia as investors fled to safe haven assets after US President Donald Trump doubled down on his North Korea rhetoric.

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'With little else to go on the global markets couldn't help but focus on Trump's North Korean "fire and fury",' said Connor Campbell, analyst at Spreadex.

The reclusive state raised the stakes further with a detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles towards the USA territory of Guam.

European markets opened lower on Friday on the back of war of words and escalating geopolitical tensions between the USA and North Korea.

The issues between North Korea and the United States have soared to an unprecedented level after President Donald Trump issued a new round of comments against North Korea, while warning it not to strike Guam or any U.S. ally.

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