World stocks mostly slide

9th February, 2019 09:09:35 printer

NEW YORK: Global stocks mostly fell Friday amid worries over slowing global growth and continued uncertainty on US-China trade talks.

Key European stock markets were all lower at the close, with Frankfurt again the weakest performer and Paris and London also retreating, reports AFP.

US stocks also were under pressure, spending most of the day in the red before recovering and ending nearly unchanged.

“After the rebound in January, we go back to fundamentals,” said Maris Ogg, analyst and portfolio manager at Tower Bridge Advisors, who said commentary from companies during earnings season had emphasized sluggishness in Europe and China. “If the deceleration continues in Europe and China, it will be very difficult for the US alone.