Donald Trump's threats towards North Korea struck fear into global markets, with Asian shares taking a special hit. South Korean shares slid to a one-month low on the news, after having one of the best performances so far this year.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe can no longer rely on his good personal relationship with US President Donald Trump when the two leaders meet in Florida. A number of issues can make or break the partnership. Martin Fritz reports.
Global markets continue to wobble precariously. European markets took a big hit on Tuesday, following major losses across Asia and particularly in Japan. Wall Street steadied after a torrid opening.
US stock markets went through more chaos on Thursday, with the latest losses only slightly behind the record-breaking Monday trimming as concerns mount over inflation and interest rate hikes.
Wall Street ended the day Tuesday, with solid gains after a rollercoaster ride that saw losses halved from Mondays plunge. Markets in Asia were down seven percent but regained momentum to close down 4.7 percent.
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