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Market Extra: How North Korea’s nuclear test is rattling markets — in 5 charts

Financial markets kicked off another week in a cautious mood on Monday, after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a nuclear bomb and was said to prepare for the possible launch of a long-range ballistic missile.

Fears about the fresh tensions between Pyongyang and the U.S. was driving investors out of stocks and into assets considered safe, such as gold and the Japanese yen.

“Financial markets are back in risk aversion mode on Monday after the latest nuclear test from North Korea on Sunday triggered the usual safe-haven rush,” said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, in a note.

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