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Thursday, August 10

10th Aug - North Korea brought bear

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The portfolio rebalancing effects of the ECB's asset purchase programme – voxeu

Some quick chart porn – Macro Man
Goldman: S&P, VIX, credit suggest period of price correction has begun – ZH
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Dalio’s Quest to Outlive Himself – BB
Trump Goes With His Gut to Shake Up Strategy on North Korea – BB
Here's One Take on How War in Korea Would Impact the World Economy – BB
South Korea, Japan Warn Kim Against Firing Missile at Guam – BB
What the U.S. Military Does on Guam and Why North Korea Cares: Q&A – BB
What War Between North Korea and the U.S. Might Look Like – BB
Donald Trump takes a ‘try everything’ approach to North Korea – FT
What War With North Korea Could Look Like – ZH
America Is Not Ready for a War in North Korea – The Atlantic
How to Deal With North Korea – The Atlantic
Sanctions on North Korea Inc. Hit Kim’s Secretive ‘Office 39’ – BB
It's Hard to Price an 'Extinction Event' Like a North Korea War – BB
Trump Dials Up Warning to North Korea on Hitting U.S. Allies – BB

Morning Report APACTF
Donald Trump's use of strong language over North Korea sparked a risk-off tone to trading on Wall St yesterday. But that abated somewhat following more measured comments from the Secretary of State.

FirstFT Daily BriefingFT
Guam strike plan, Snap results, the billionaire space race

European Stocks Face Headwinds, U.S. Dials Back Korea Rhetoric, Glencore Back in Profit

Danske DailyDanske Bank

Risk-off due to North Korea, focus on NOK inflation * Lower core rates * EUR/CHF drops like a stone

Morning MarketsTF
Asian equities slipped on Thursday though fears of a conflict between the US and North Korea went off their intense boil after a flare-up in which the two sides exchanged stern warnings. US officials sought on Wednesday to ease tensions after president Donald Trump warned North Korea that threats to the US would be met with 'fire and fury'.

From the FloorTF
Precious metals prices have risen, with gold hitting an eight-week high, as fears of a conflict between the US and North Korea linger despite US officials' efforts to downplay the war of words between president Donald Trump and the North Korean regime.

Daily Market CommentMarc Chandler
Tensions Remain Elevated, Dollar Firms

Brussels PlaybookPolitico
UK launches Brexit charm offensive — Egg blame game continues

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World Markets Slide Spooked By Latest N.Korea Statement; Dollar, Gold, Oil Jump
FX UpdateTF
The market tried to brush aside the latest bout of rhetorical exchanges over North Korea but has stumbled again keeping the Japanese yen elevated and the US dollar relatively strong elsewhere. The kiwi was smashed lower overnight as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand made explicit noises on a move toward intervention if it doesn't get a needed lowering of the exchange rate.

Suurimmat osake-indeksit laskussa * Norjassa ja Tanskassa julkaistaan heinäkuun inflaatiolukuja * Korot laskussa Yhdysvaltain ja Pohjois-Korean suhteiden kiristymisen seurauksena

Pohjois-Korean yllättävät talousrakenteet lisäävät epävakautta – Nordea
Tuottavuus suhdanneluonteisesti nousussa – Roger Wessman