After last week's global rout, Asian markets struggled to hold early gains with analysts warning of further volatility across trading markets.
In a symbolic act at the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, North and South Korea’s delegations marched together under the unification flag.
US President Donald Trump has said he would be “honored” to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in the right circumstances. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would - absolutely. I would be honored to do it,” he told news organization Bloomberg on Monday.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur expressed deep concern and called on all sides involved to ensure the preservation of peace and security in the Korean peninsula.
North Korea sounded on Friday a bellicose note in its first communication with the outside world since the death of leader Kim Jong-il, saying its confrontational stance against South Korea would not change and labelling its opponents foolish.