Futures modestly lower on North Korea concerns

Futures modestly lower on North Korea concerns

Geopolitical concerns have resurfaced once again this week, after news emerged on Sunday that North Korea had conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet.

Mining stocks were some of the biggest risers, with Fresnillo and Randgold Resources both jumping nearly 3%. "Also you have the hurricane last week and the upcoming hurricane, so there's a lot on the plate for the market to digest". Meanwhile, U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley said North Korea is "beginning for war".

"However, with the increasing regularity of such tests, and the USA's Labor Day holiday, the edge has been taken off the European losses".

Infrastructure and support services company Stobart Group updated the market on its trading in the first half on Tuesday, reporting good progress in aviation as passenger numbers grew 22% year-on-year at Southend Airport. Dow member United Technologies fell 2.8 percent.

Dow Jones mini futures declined 61 points to reach 21,919.00.

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Barratt lost 3.2% even the home builder said it will return £175m to shareholders in the form of a special dividend as a result of strong fiscal 2017 earnings. Investors have since grown skeptical and now give a December rate hike a 27 percent probability, down from 30 percent before Brainard spoke. Helmerich & Payne Inc. rose 75 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $43.77.

German bond yields dipped to their lowest levels in more than four months, while the Swiss franc, often regarded among investors as a safer bet in turbulent times, rose 0.7% against the dollar.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. slid $5.20, or 4.2 percent, at $119.04, while Carnival Corp. declined $2.16, or 3.1 percent, to $66.97.

In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline dipped 5 cents to $1.70 a gallon. The contract gained $1.37, or 2.9 percent, to settle at $48.66 a barrel on Tuesday.

Stock markets overseas were mixed Tuesday. London's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent after a survey of business activity showed a slowdown. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1 percent.

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