US STOCKS-Financials drag Wall Street lower

martes 5 de abril de 2016 10:01 GYT

* Allergan sinks after new tax inversion rules

* Disney down as senior executive leaves

* Indexes down: Dow 0.52 pct, S&P 0.70 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan and Abhiram Nandakumar

April 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower on Tuesday, led by a slide in financial stocks, as the outlook for interest rates remained cloudy and oil hovered near one-month lows.

Crude was under pressure after data showed U.S. gasoline demand unexpectedly fell in January and skepticism rose about a possible deal to cut global oversupply.

Gold, a traditional safe-haven, rose more than 1 percent.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warning on Tuesday of increasing risks to global economic growth, unless there were stronger measures by policymakers, added to the downbeat sentiment.

Lagarde's comments come a week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen urged caution on raising rates, citing a shaky global economy and low oil prices.   Continuación...