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  • American and Japanese flags in front of a monitor showing a news broadcast of North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 15, 2015.

    The missile flew further than any other so far, reports CNBC's Chery Kang on North Korea's latest missile tests.

  • *European shares lower after North Korea missile test. LONDON, Sept 15- Traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea on Friday, with shares and other risk assets barely moving, gold lower and focus rapidly returning to when and where interest rates will go up. London, Frankfurt and Paris were a shade lower after Pyongyang fired a second...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 15- Oil prices fell on Friday as global markets weakened following North Korea's latest missile launch, but crude remained close to five-month highs reached this week on bullish demand forecasts and U.S. refineries restarting. North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean...

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Sept 15- North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb. On Aug 29, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-12, which traveled...

  • In a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 13, 2017, this purportedly shows a test-fire of Pukguksong-2.

    It would be "wrong" to tweak portfolios in a knee-jerk reaction to North Korean missiles, said the co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- The dollar rebounded against the yen in European trade on Friday as traders quickly brushed off the latest missile fired over Japan by North Korea, after an initial dip in risk appetite across currency markets. North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 15- London copper firmed early on Friday, rebounding from overnight losses, as investment funds followed a flight into risk-averse investments like metals after North Korea ratcheted up geopolitical tensions with the firing of a missile over Japan. *NORTH KOREA: North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern island of...

  • A glut of supply and growing expectations of tighter monetary policy in Europe and the United States had pushed investors away from government bonds up to Thursday, and yields-- which move inversely to prices-- had risen sharply. But another missile test from North Korea on Thursday night made many retreat back into safe-haven assets such as government bonds.

  • Sept 15- Spot gold slipped on Friday, shrugging off North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan, with strong U.S. inflation data raising the spectre of another interest rate hike. The reaction to the missile launch this morning has been a bit negated by that better-than-expected inflation number, "said ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes. North Korea fired a missile on...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- Japan's Nikkei share average ended higher on Friday and posted its biggest weekly gain in ten months as a stronger dollar saw investors buying shares of exporters, shrugging off North Korea's ballistic missile launch that dented risk appetite in broader Asia. Prior to the Tokyo financial markets' open on Friday, North Korea yet again fired a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday following a regular debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan. The 10- year yield was still some distance from a 10- month trough of minus 0.015 percent plumbed last week when concerns over North Korea and Hurricane Irma had taken a toll on broader risk sentiment. Pyongyang, in its latest challenge,...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 15- The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Friday, regaining its footing after taking a hit when North Korea fired a missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up...

  • A North Korea Scud-B missile is displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum on August 26, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

    Markets will take North Korean missile threats in stride despite short-term noise, Barclays Chairman John McFarlane said.

  • *Japan, U.S., South Korea warn North of further isolation. SEOUL/ TOKYO, Sept 15- North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb. The missile flew over Japan and landed in the...

  • Two Chinese men stand near a Chinese flag as they look out towards North Korea while visiting the Broken Bridge, in the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on September 5, 2017.

    China plays a pivotal role in resolving problems on the Korean Peninsula, according to a top advisor at Barclays.

  • American and Japanese flags in front of a monitor showing a news broadcast of North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 15, 2015.

    Sheila Patel of International Goldman Sachs Asset Management said it's not possible to apply a general formula when controlling for risks.

  • *Spot gold neutral in $1,321- $1,335/ oz range- technicals. Sept 15- Gold inched up on Friday as North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan triggered safe-haven buying, but gains were limited as strong U.S. inflation data raised the spectre of another interest rate hike. Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,330.79 an ounce.

  • John McFarlane, chairman, Barclays, says the North Korea crisis will be brewing for some time as the prospect of talks seems remote.

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- U.S. stock futures and Asian shares dipped after North Korea fired another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, demonstrating Pyongyang's. U.S. stock futures fell 0.2 percent while MSCI's Asia-Pacific share index excluding Japan shed 0.4 percent, though it was still up 0.4 percent on the week. The launch came just days after the U.N....

  • In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korea's missile system firing Hyunmu-2 firing a missile into the East Sea during a drill aimed to counter North Korea's missile fires on September 15, 2017 in East Coast, South Korea.

    Seoul's rapid response to its northern neighbor's latest missile launch is worrying some about the arms race on the Korean Peninsula.