Asia stocks slip early Tuesday amid North Korea concerns, US$ up
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo after reassuring South Korea of an "iron-clad" alliance with the United States as the reclusive North, which regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States, has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests. The parade comes as tensions have heightened with the U.S. Photo: Zuma Press.
"Geopolitical risk will continue to be closely monitored today as a strapping US Navy Armada moves within striking distance of North Korea", said Stephen Innes, senior trader at forex firm OANDA.
USA retail sales dropped more than expected in March while annual core inflation slowed to 2.0 per cent, the smallest advance since November 2015, from 2.2 per cent in February, data showed on Friday. A stronger dollar is also thought to be influencing exports, as USA trade is primarily dependent on a weaker dollar to encourage trade growth. The pound GBPUSD, +0.4950% traded at $1.2553, compared with $1.2522.
Relations between Pyongyang and Washington have reached new lows in recent weeks as a series of North Korean weapons tests have prompted warnings from Trump's administration.
But French yields later fell while German yields edged up and the spread with Germany narrowed to its tightest in a week after an opinion poll put centrist Emmanuel Macron first in the first round of voting, just ahead of far-right, anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen, with a bigger gap to far-left representative Jean-Luc Melenchon.
Carmakers were broadly higher with Nissan rising 1.78 percent to 1,028.5 yen and Honda up 1.58 percent at 3,148 yen.
China's CSI300 index was fractionally higher.
Oil prices were down on Tuesday morning on reports that USA production would continue to rise in the near term.
That dwarfed any relief for market players after the U.S. Treasury department did not name China as a currency manipulator, avoiding an all-out confrontation on currencies between the world's two largest economies. The Canadian dollar was last trading at C$1.3314 to the greenback, or 75.30 US cents, stronger than Thursday's close of C$1.3328, or 75.05 USA cents.
Oil also fell below $53 a barrel amid tensions in the Korean peninsula and on news of increased U.S. drilling activity.
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No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Russian trains and planes have often been targeted by Islamist militants. The driver appeared in front of reporters on Tuesday looking exhausted but not visibly shaken by the events of the previous day.
After visiting the demilitarized zone, the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea, Pence warned the North not to test Trump, and national security adviser H.R.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.
The broader Topix shed 0.3 percent to 1,455.46 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.3 flawless to 13,049.04.
The demand for other safe haven assets also picked up and gold hit a five-month high on Monday.
Benchmark 10-year notes were last down 7/32 in price to yield 2.252 percent, after dropping to 2.198 percent overnight, the lowest since November 17.
Asian stocks pulled back in early trade on Tuesday, while the dollar bounced back from a five-month low after the U.S. Treasury Secretary's comments supported a stronger currency, although escalating tensions over North Korea capped gains.
Safe-haven gold gained as much as 0.8 percent to hit a five-month high of $1,295.5 per ounce on continued concerns on tensions over North Korea.
Crude oil prices slipped 1 percent on Monday in subdued trading after a long Easter holiday weekend, on news of rising US shale production and profit-taking following three straight weeks of gains.
United States crude lost 0.1 per cent to trade at $52.59 a barrel, after falling 1 per cent on Monday, its biggest decline in nearly a month.
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Not to mention, the notion that Trump spends all of his golf time engaged in foreign diplomacy is highly questionable. That number had not changed by 2017, according to a Fox News report citing the US Attorney's Office.
The communist country has been regularly conducting nuclear and missile tests defying United Nations' resolutions and sanctions. During his New Year's address, Kim said the country's preparations for an ICBM launch had "reached the final stage".
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He added that the event is run completely by about 100 volunteers that will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the day. The Student Activities Board hosted its 27th annual hunt at Peaks to Plains Park on the MSUB campus.
But that one would have condemned the USA missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump in response to the chemical attack. Orrin Hatch, also of Utah, said he had "strong reservations" about authorizing the use of force in Syria.
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Pyongyang has threatened the U.S. with an "all-out war", asserting that it will continue to test missiles on a regular basis. Pyongyang, meanwhile, has continued to say that it will respond to any aggression by the USA with a nuclear attack.
Navy posted a photo of the aircraft carrier sailing Saturday in the Sunda Strait off the coast of Indonesia. Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters April 11 that the Carl Vinson was " on her way up there ".
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Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump " for the shout out " and saying he had a funeral to attend. Tom Brady His statement came after word of former teammate Aaron Hernandez's suicide, but Brady did not mention him.
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