RNZAF confirms military exercise in threatened Guam

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Guam, of course, is the US territory that North Korea threatened August 9 with "an enveloping fire" from its Hwasong-12 "strategic ballistic rocket".

The Governor of Guam has told people there to remain calm amid reports North Korea is examining a plan to strike the USA territory.

S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.2 percent, while the dollar dipped 0.2 percent against its perceived safe-haven Japanese counterpart to 110.12 yen.The euro slid 0.3 percent to 129.34 yen, and fell 0.1 percent against the dollar to $1.1743."It's a clear case of "risk-off" sentiment lifting the yen, as investors focus on the latest developments with North Korea", said Kumiko Ishikawa, FX market analyst at Sony Financial Holdings in Tokyo.

Two more owners join the Overwatch League
Jack Etienne, the founder of Cloud9 managed to get enough money together to buy in to the League. The Overwatch League is the first global professional esports league.

Japanese stocks were flat in choppy trade on Thursday morning as geopolitical concerns over North Korea's threats of missile strikes receded.

However, stability returned to markets Thursday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to play down tensions triggered when President Donald Trump stunned the world with an apocalyptic warning to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea. Investors' unease over escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea pushed gold and bond prices higher.

Dow e-minis 1YMc1 were down 54 points, or 0.25 percent, with 25,272 contracts changing hands. Gold and bond prices were headed higher. The Nasdaq composite lost 37 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,332.

North Korea Warns Of Preemptive Missile Strikes Against Guam
Mattis says any action by North Korea would be grossly overmatched by the US , and that Pyongyang would lose any arms race or conflict it started.

The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases: Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .miapj0000pus closed 0.16 percent higher, while Japan's Nikkei .n225 lost 0.30 percent.Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields were near their session high after spiking higher following the jobs data. "I haven't heard people talk about it". TripAdvisor shares shed $3.34, or 8.5 percent, to $36.21.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) was down 2.65 percent following quarterly revenue that fell short of expectations. The 10-year Treasury note yield initially fell to a six-week low of 2.212 percent as bond prices rose, but climbed back to 2.250 percent.

The US currency was down 0.4 per cent at 19.865 yen, following a retreat to 109.835, its weakest since mid-June. Gold climbed 0.63 percent, while Brent Crude dipped 0.52 percent to $51.87 a barrel.

Premier League starting early is a flawless present
At 12-1 bookmakers clearly feel Liverpool fans will have to wait a while longer for that elusive Premier League title. Manchester City started brilliantly last season with many thinking by how far they would win the league.

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