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US dollar jumps amid Trump North Korea nuclear war worrries
Consumer-focused companies and technology stocks slumped. Banks and retail chains were also among the big decliners.
Still, analysts said the market seemed to be a bit skeptical that the North Korea situation would grow into a major crisis, noting that the losses were still not that deep. Oil prices were headed higher. It was up about 2% for the week so far. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 36.64 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,048.70.
Excluding energy and food prices, core PPI fell by 0.1% month-on-month, while analysts anticipated the index to rise by 0.1 percentage points to 0.2%.
Gold rose to its highest level in nearly two months, while the Swiss franc increased by more than 1% against the USA dollar and saw its biggest one-day gain against the euro in more than two and a half years.
North Korea had responded to Mr Trump's previous promise to unleash "fire and fury", with a threat to land a missile near the US Pacific territory of Guam. Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan. The move added to escalating U.S.
S&P 500 e-minis were down 4.5 points, or 0.18 percent, with 209,543 contracts traded.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp fell 5.1 percent to C$24.19 after it reported lower-than-expected revenue after the close on Thursday.
The company also said sales at its established stores declined for the fourth-straight quarter. For the week, the index lost 1.5 percent. These mark a bucking against the 1.3% fall in Australia's benchmark index. May 17 was the last time the three indexes had a bigger single-day decline. Its shares tumbled $11.35 to $61.99. In bond markets, 10-year US Treasuries and Germany's ultra-safe government bonds were trading at their highest prices since June.
Elsewhere in commodities, the September crude contract advanced 20 cents to $49.76 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up seven cents to $2.95 per mmBTU.
USA crude rose 0.41 percent to $48.79 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.01, up 0.21 percent.
The Japanese yen strengthened by 0.5% to about 109.70 per dollar. The next possible support for the euro-franc pair is seen around the 1.10 mark. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 1.4 percent.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.55%, its biggest one-day loss since mid-December.
The three major USA indices have sold off this week amid investors' jitters after Trump said on Tuesday that threats from Pyongyang would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".
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