Exchange fears, development burdens frequent worldwide stocks as security yields slide

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks hovered near four-week lows on Thursday and yields on major benchmark bonds slipped after Washington moved to impose new tariffs on European goods, fuelling fears about global growth and dousing risk appetite. MSCI’s index of world stocks <.MIWD00000PUS> slipped 0.1%, with Asian shares plunging. Japan’s Nikkei stock index <.N225> closing down 2%, its biggest one-day decline since Aug. 26. However, European stocks eked out small gains after suffering their worst day since last December on Wednesday, when the U.S. got the go-ahead to impose tariffs…

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