Rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to rattle global markets, as the weak lead from the northern hemisphere has flowed into Asian trade.
"The FTSE has carried on where it left off on Thursday, with yet another day of risk-off sentiment seeing investors shift out of equities", said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG.
"What has changed this time is that the scary threats and war of words between the United States and North Korea have intensified to the point that markets can't ignore it", said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney, as quoted by Reuters. South Korea's benchmark Kospi index fell 1.69%, driven by losses in tech and retail stocks.
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The victim was suspected of socializing with a rival gang and had been ordered to be killed by MS-13 leaders. His wounds were so severe that authorities were only able to identify him because of his tattoos.
Despite geo-political tensions driving heavy falls across global markets this week, stock traders for both the US S&P500 and London's FTSE index don't appear to be expecting another sell-off, with futures markets little changed ahead of tonight's session.
Gold - generally regarded as a safer asset in times of uncertainty - hit its highest price for more than two months on Friday, touching $1,288.97 an ounce at one point.
Antofagasta dropped 4.6%, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton each slid 3.9% in London.
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Despite the dire performance, the majority of the 41, 616 fans still cheered head coach Antonio Conte's name from the stands. That was until Luiz sprinted onto Morata's pass and volleyed in to bring the nine men to within a goal of Burnley .
Deutsche Bank lost 2.3% and insurer Allianz fell 1.8% in Frankfurt, while lender Credit Agricole and insurer AXA declined 2.5% each in Paris.
In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 dropped nearly 0.7 per cent to 5,081.92 points compared with the closing level on Thursday.
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The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season . What we had was midfielders, wingers, scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces.