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13 August 2017, 12:34 | Glen Norman
Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the NYSE
Wall Street put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into USA stocks even as tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to escalate, though the geopolitical fears still drove safe-haven buying of gold and the yen.
Industry watchers said the demand for smaller gold bars is increasing as they are easier to carry compared to kilo-level products.
North Korea responded to the threat with a promise to land missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam.
LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The damage inflicted on world stocks this week by the escalating war of words over North Korea topped $1 trillion on Friday, as investors again took cover in the yen, the Swiss franc, gold and government bonds.
Silver futures for September delivery climbed 7 cents, or 0.4%, to $17.14 a troy ounce at 6:55 a.m. ET.
With Japanese markets closed for a public holiday, Hong Kong led the downward charge in Asia-Pacific as the Hang Seng lost more than two percent.
Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such the yen, the Swiss franc and U.S. Treasuries.
The dollar was further weighed on Friday by the soft USA inflation data.
"There are four more (inflation) prints between now and the December FOMC meeting and we expect the Fed to remain data-dependent, if a touch more cautious", TD Securities said in a research note.
"It's not very likely that these tensions will ease in the near future so the outlook seems supportive for gold".
Kashmir shut down over Article 35A
Mehbooba Mufti warned that any tinkering with Article 35 (A) would worsen the situation in the state when it was normalizing. But before that, the Centre and state government should clear their stand on the issue, he added.
Meanwhile, gold demand in India remained sluggish this week as local prices jumped to their highest level in almost three months and a rally in global prices dampened fresh buying elsewhere in Asia.
Gold has risen to its highest level in nearly two months, while the Swiss franc has powered against the United States dollar and seen its biggest one-day gain against the euro in more than two and a half years. It was on course for an over 5 percent weekly rise, its highest such gain since July 2016. It soared over 2 percent in the previous two sessions, and is set for a weekly gain of 2.25 percent.
The Korean won also continued to skid, down 0.45 percent to 1,147.2, falling below its 200-day moving average for the first time in a month.
Palladium climbed 0.2 percent to $898.30 per ounce and was on track to end the week 2.4-percent higher.
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