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Asia Top News and Analysis North Korea

  • Sept 6- Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, echoing declines in other global markets as rising tensions on the Korean peninsula prompted investors to take profits on this year's strong rally. Pyongyang is ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States, one of its top diplomats said on Tuesday. UBS strategist Gao Ting said on Wednesday that Hong Kong stocks,...

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. Putin denounced Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday, saying Russia did not recognize North Korea's nuclear status. "Pyongyangs missile and nuclear program is a crude violation of UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the...

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. Putin denounced Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday, saying Russia did not recognise North Korea's nuclear status. "Pyongyangs missile and nuclear programme is a crude violation of UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the...

  • South Korean President Moon Jae- in told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula could become unpredictable if Pyongyang did not halt its "provocative actions" after its latest nuclear bomb test. "Markets are generally a bit risk-off... because of ongoing concerns over North Korea," said RBC Global Markets currency...

  • Stocks in Asia declined on Wednesday as investors remained jittery about North Korea.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 6- China blue-chip share index ended slightly weaker on Wednesday but off the day's lows as strong gains in major state-owned firms helped offset rising North Korea tensions. UBS said in its monthly Asia Pacific investment report that although "U.S.- North Korea relations have perhaps reached their tensest point in decades", military conflict...

  • *Spot gold may retest resistance at $1,345/ oz- technicals. Sept 6- Gold prices held steady on Wednesday, supported by geopolitical tensions over North Korea and expectations that low inflation in the United States could delay another interest rate hike there. A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country was ready to send "more gift packages" to...

  • *Foreigners post 790.9 bln yen of net selling in Japan cash stocks in 5 weeks. *Nikkei Inc to add Recruit, Japan Post, boosting their shares. TOKYO, Sept 6- Japanese stocks ended nearly flat on Wednesday as retail investors' buying in small-to-mid sized stocks offset losses incurred when the market tumbled to four-month lows on heightened tensions in the Korean...

  • TOKYO, Sept 6- Benchmark Japanese government bonds were mostly firm on Wednesday, taking their cues from firm U.S. A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country was ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear weapons test. In the superlong zone, the 20- year JGB yield...

  • *Russia wary of new UN sanctions on North Korea. Moon, who came to power earlier this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with Pyongyang, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line on North Korea. He said on Tuesday the United Nations should consider tough new sanctions on North Korea, including halting oil shipments, after Sunday's...

  • TOKYO, Sept 6- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday after a slide on Wall Street overnight while the dollar was on the defensive with tensions in the Korean peninsula showing few signs of abating. Spreadbetters expected European shares to follow suit, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open 0.3 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.4 percent and France's CAC off 0.5 percent.

  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Sept 6- The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday, pushed back toward a recent 4-1/ 2- month low by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and by comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation. The yen and the Swiss franc have both risen this week, as...

  • *China corporate earnings to slow in H2- analyst. SHANGHAI, Sept 6- China and Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday morning, in step with weakness in Asian markets and Wall Street's slide as tensions in the Korean Peninsular continued to haunt investors. In Hong Kong, where markets are more vulnerable to portfolio flows and volatility, the Hang Seng index dropped 1.0...

  • *Spot gold may retest resistance at $1,345/ oz- technicals. Sept 6- Gold held steady on Wednesday as heightened geopolitical risks over North Korea and concerns about low inflation in the United States that could delay another rate hike, lent some support. A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country was ready to send "more gift packages" to the...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that North Korea needs to change its policies.

  • TOKYO, Sept 6- Asian stocks on Wednesday tracked Wall Street's slide overnight while the dollar was on the defensive with tensions in the Korean Peninsula showing few signs of abating. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Shanghai dropped 0.4 percent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 1 percent.

  • *Foreigners post 790.9 bln yen of net selling in Japan cash stocks in 5 weeks. *Nikkei Inc to add Recruit, Japan Post, boosting their shares. TOKYO, Sept 6- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest in more than four months on Wednesday, slipping below a key technical support as risk appetite was sapped by North Korea tensions and the strengthening yen.

  • A worker holds a gold bar in the Austrian Mint (Muenze Oesterreich) headquarters in Vienna.

    North Korea tensions aren’t driving gold rally, Goldman Sachs said in a note on Tuesday, pinning it on Trump-inspired uncertainty instead.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 6- London copper on Wednesday eased from three-year highs touched the day before on the back of strong factory growth in China, with investors booking profits amid ongoing tensions over North Korea. *LONDON COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had eased 0.3 percent to $6,880 a tonne by 0155 GMT. *SHANGHAI COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper...

  • Computer chip semiconductor

    As Trump threatens to rejig trade with Seoul and tensions with North Korea rise, some are concerned over the South's crucial role in tech.