North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, according to a report from South Korea's official news agency Yonhap.
The news sent the yen, considered a safe-haven play, higher. The dollar was fetching as much as 112.55 yen before the news, before falling as low as 112.20 yen afterward. The dollar/yen was at 112.26 at 8:57 a.m. HK/SIN.
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