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  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang holds back on missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries. Nikkei futures were trading up 0.8 percent after Pyongyang held a...

  • LONDON, Sept 10- North Korea's "reckless behaviour" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO has not been directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic...

  • LONDON, Sept 10- North Korea's "reckless behavior" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO has not been directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic...

  • LONDON, Sept 10- North Korea's "reckless behaviour" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO is not directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic...

  • LONDON, Sept 10- North Korea's "reckless behavior" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO is not directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Reduced expectations for another U.S. The euro hit multi-year peaks in the wake of a European Central Bank meeting, while U.S. crude oil prices tanked more than 3 percent as powerful Hurricane Irma roared toward Florida. Also dampening the dollar and lowering the chances of another rate hike was an agreement in Congress to push U.S. debt ceiling...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- Investors have flocked to U.S. defense stocks amid escalating tensions with North Korea and President Donald Trump's promises to boost the military, but with towering valuations, their steepest gains may be behind them. Partly due to the situation with North Korea, the index is now valued at about 20.5 times earnings estimates for...

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  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- The dollar slumped to near its lowest in more than 2-1/ 2 years on Friday as the euro continued to shine after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's suggestion that the ECB may begin tapering its massive stimulus program this fall. U.S. crude oil prices tanked more than 3 percent as powerful Hurricane Irma roared toward Florida.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with members of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    US policy has utterly failed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program, says Vox's Zack Beauchamp. Here's what might work.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Bank of England rate setters won't shock markets with any policy moves when they meet next week as a struggling economy and Brexit fears offset any concerns over inflation sailing well above target. Britain's economy initially withstood the shock of last year's decision to quit the European Union but slowed sharply in early 2017 and is expected...

  • *Could reach 2016 high of $1,375/ oz- analysts. LONDON, Sept 8- Gold prices rose to their highest in more than a year on Friday as weak economic data reduced expectations of another interest rate increase in the United States this year, U.S. bond yields fell and the dollar plunged to its weakest since early 2015. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,352.71 by 1026 GMT.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- The dollar remained mired near its lowest levels since early 2015 as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's suggestion that the ECB may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn continued to underpin the euro. In a speech on Thursday, New York Fed President William Dudley did not repeat an assertion from three weeks ago...

  • This undated picture released by North Korea's state news agency on September 3, 2017 shows leader Kim Jong Un with state officials at an undisclosed location.

    North Korea could ramp up its weapons testing, including a missile launch on Saturday, even as the U.N. threatens tougher sanctions.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- The dollar remained mired near its lowest levels since early 2015 as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's suggestion that it may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn continued to underpin the euro. In Europe, the euro rose to a fresh 2-1/ 2 year high on Friday as currency bulls judged the central bank's concerns...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Asian shares firmed on Friday, supported by solid Chinese trade data, while the dollar skidded after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the central bank may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.6 percent, and was set for a 0.3 percent...

  • *Investors on sidelines ahead of North Korea holiday. TOKYO, Sept 8- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to four-month lows on Friday while the broader Topix was almost flat as investors held off buying on concerns North Korea could launch another missile on Saturday to mark its founding day. Japanese shares have been dragged down by tensions over North...

  • *May break resistance at $1,350/ oz- technicals. Sept 8- Gold hit its highest in a year on Friday as the dollar sagged after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data and as festering tensions over North Korea stoked safe-haven demand. Gold continues breathing thin air at these rarified levels with the next technical target at $1,375.00, "said Jeffrey Halley, a senior...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Asian shares firmed on Friday, supported by solid Chinese trade data, while the dollar skidded after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi suggested the central bank may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5 percent, and was set for a 0.2 percent gain for...

  • *Investors on sidelines ahead of North Korea holiday. TOKYO, Sept 8- Japan's Nikkei share average dipped near four-month lows on Friday while the broader Topix was almost flat as investors held off buying on concerns North Korea could launch another missile test on its important national holiday over the weekend. North Korea on Thursday pledged to take "...