Asian Shares Decline as Tension Between US and North Korea Increases

The stock indices of the Asia-Pacific region, with the exception of Australia, are in the negative zone amid fears of increased tensions between the US and North Korea.

The Japanese market has significantly decreased, tracking the negative results from Wall Street. Also, the dynamics of trading is influenced by the significant appreciation of the yen against the backdrop of growing tension on the Korean peninsula. The Nikkei index in Tokyo fell by 1.7%.

In recent months, Asian markets have generally proved resilient to the increased tensions between the US and North Korea. Earlier, South Korean stocks reached a record level.