World stocks fall over global economy fears

World stocks fall over global economy fears

Concern over a slowdown of global economic growth has meant a fall in stocks today. Data from China showed cooling inflation, while European industrial figures this week have raised concerns in the bloc. European equities saw their biggest drop in three months yesterday. The markets will be waiting today for the Fed’s latest policy meeting minutes and a speech by the president of the European Central Bank. The Nikkei fell in Japan with a stronger yen affecting exports and the Chinese inflation data adding to caution; this was also the case in other major Asian markets. Read the full story.