Japan’s Nikkei average tumbled to a four-month low after investors headed for safe havens, pushing gold towards its highest level for a year

Stocks in Asia Pacific have tumbled as concerns about the tensions between the United States and North Korea took its toll on the markets.

The Nikkei share average fell 0.7% to a four-month low in Tokyo on Wednesday while in Sydney the ASX200 benchmark index plunged by the same margin as investors opted for safe havens such as gold and government bonds.

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