29 Aug 2017
The Gold price surged 6% in just three weeks to go over the $1,300 an ounce barrier yesterday, as investors looked to the ‘safe haven’ asset as uncertainty around the world grows. Gold was last above the $1,300 mark in November last year.
Why is this happening? Well, North Korea escalated tensions after firing a ballistic missile over northern Japan for the first time since 2009. People living nearby were told by the government to take cover and South Korea has threatened to ‘exterminate’ North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un if he continues to risk the safety of its population.