US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Fed highlights weak global economy

viernes 18 de septiembre de 2015 15:01 GYT

* Fed holds rates at near-zero

* All 10 S&P sectors lower; led by energy, financials

* Oil prices fall after Fed cites health of global economy

* Indexes down: Dow 1.5 pct, S&P 1.3 pct, Nasdaq 1.06 pct (Updates to afternoon, adds commentary, changes byline)

By Sinead Carew

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Friday as the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates near zero stoked concerns about the potential impact of continuing weak global growth on U.S. companies.

Apart from the state of the world economy, the Fed cited financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home in its decision on Thursday, while leaving the door open for a modest policy tightening later this year.

The three major stock indexes were each down more than 1 percent, with all Dow components in the red.

"What they introduced yesterday was that they're worried about the effects on U.S. growth based on foreign economies," said Scott Colyer, chief executive officer of Advisors Asset Management in Monument, Colorado.   Continuación...