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Market report: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and weaker dollar weigh on FTSE featured picture

Market report: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and weaker dollar weigh on FTSE

The FTSE opens in negative territory as Asian and US stocks fell overnight due to North Korea appearing to ramp up its nuclear threat. It is considering a nuclear test of ‘unprecedented scale’ in the Pacific Ocean, according to North Korea’s foreign minister. That news helped to drive up the gold price by nearly 0.5% to $1,297 per ounce. Also influencing markets is the movement in the ...
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