Shares slip, yen and gold gain as Korea tensions escalate

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By Lisa Twaronite

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Wednesday and investors sought havens such as U.S. Treasuries, gold and the yen as tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated, with Pyongyang saying it is considering plans to attack Guam.

European bourses also looked set to open lower across the board, with Eurostoxx 50 futures already down 0.7 percent in early trade.

A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army said in a statement that it was “carefully examining” plans for a missile attack on the U.S. Pacific territory, which has a large American...


Shares slip, yen and gold gain as Korea tensions escalate


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