Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday as tensions ramped up between the United States and North Korea, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such the yen and the Swiss franc. The 10-year German bund yield traded at 0.43 percent while the 10-year US yield declined to 2.243 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9 percent to end at 21,844.01, the only close below 22,000 since breaking through that level for the first time August 2.
Silver edged down 0.3 percent to $17.04 per ounce after hitting $17.24, its highest since June 14, in the previous session.
-North Korea tensions as market participants bought the yen as a safe haven.
Major indexes in Europe closed mostly lower.
Speaking live on state television at a forum for Russian students, Lavrov encouraged Pyongyang and Washington to sign up to a joint Russian-Chinese plan, under which North Korea would freeze its missile tests and the United States and South Korea would impose a moratorium on large-scale military exercises. USA and British equivalents were also trading a touch above Wednesday's six-week lows. Oil also regained momentum as data pointed to declining USA inventories.
The weaker-than-expected consumer price data in July, which pointed to benign inflation, could cause the Federal Reserve to hold off from raising rates again this year.
The market was also waiting for data that would offer clues about the extent to which the strengthening US labour market is spilling over into inflation.
The dollar was further weighed down on Friday by the soft US inflation data.
USA consumer prices see modest rise in July
The 0.1 percent price increase last month was less than the 0.2 percent rise that analysts had forecast. The decline was driven by a 0.2 per cent drop in final demand services.
The Nasdaq Composite was up 34.61 points, or 0.56 percent, at 6,251.48. Elsewhere in Asia Hong Kong shares fell on North Korea concerns and selling after recent share-price gains.
The sell-off is likely to extend into the European session, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to open down about 0.7 per cent each and Britain's FTSE 100 to start 0.55 per cent lower.
Keeping up his tough talk, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's government should "get their act together" or face the consequences, and suggested that his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea was too mild.
An Associated Press report that the USA and North Korea have been engaged in back channel talks (https://apnews.com/686ac7c761694b28b67793a1d8297145?link=mktw) for several months even as they exchange incendiary threats may also help to soothe jitters.
Tensions between the USA and North Korea continued to simmer early Friday.
Toshiba has at last reported earnings for the year ended in March, fending off a delisting for now, but the Japanese conglomerate could still be kicked out of the stock market if it cannot conclude the sale of its memory unit by the end of March. This week has seen its biggest rise since June 2016.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 15 cents to $49.02 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The Korean won continued to fall versus the dollar, down 0.13 percent to 1,143.5 on Friday for a 1.6 percent decline on the week. The stock has more than doubled over the past 12 months, gaining more than 160%.
The company - named as Chickfriend by local media - allegedly used fipronil at poultry farms, prosecutors in the Netherlands said. Aldi said it was "purely precautionary" and added that those sold in its United Kingdom outlets are produced in Britain .
Make sure the worst score you make is a bogey and give yourself a couple of good chances on the easier holes". It was a big advantage to be in the fairway, and Olesen had only a 7-iron into 18th green.
Video of the incident shows a gray Dodge Challenger driving quickly down a narrow side street lined with walking protesters. Response teams from Richmond will be in Charlottesville this weekend, and the Virginia National Guard is on standby.
It's no secret that Tesla has plans to build an electric semi-truck: the idea was floating around as early as September 2016 . Ars has reached out to Tesla for comment and we'll update if we receive a response.
He is working towards a degree in multi-platform journalism with a minor in history at nearby University of Maryland. A US official told ABC News that Russians often fly Open Skies missions over key locations.
Housebuilders Persimmon and Barratt Developments were among the biggest gainers of the day, up 1.58% and 1.02% respectively. Mining heavyweights BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto retreated 2-3%, while gold miners Evolution and Newcrest rose about 2% each.
Her care went through retention wires on the seventh floor and hit the building across the alley as it fell, rupturing a gas line. Temporary safeguards in the form of water filled barriers have been put into place where cable barriers remain.
From Rotoworld: Stratton allowed three runs - two earned - over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks. Boasting a 14.5 game lead in the NL East, Washington can afford to take it slow with Harper from here on out.
Trump said he was keeping the US embassy in Havana "in the hope that our countries can forge a much stronger and better path". State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert appeared to be taken off guard at a briefing with the press pool on Wednesday.
Newcastle United 0-0 Tottenham
Alli was rewarded for his composure as Shelvey was dismissed, sparking Tottenham's 2-0 victory in their Premier League opener. Asked if he felt let down, Benitez said: "It's not me, it's everyone". "Hopefully he will learn from it".
Snapchat results show growth in users and revenue
The company reported ($2.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($2.05) by $0.26. While the key measure of daily active users (DAU) was up 4% for Q2, the app still lagged behind its expected growth in users.
The Bernstein Brief: QB Battle Out Of Bears' Control
Ditka thinks the decision is obvious and says Trubisky made a better first impression than guys like Tom Brady and Fran Tarkenton. Either way, this Chicago Bears quarterback situation is off to one hell of a start here in the first week of preseason action.