US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Fed fuels global growth concerns

viernes 18 de septiembre de 2015 09:56 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 1.39 pct, S&P 1.12 pct, Nasdaq 0.94 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Friday after the Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates exacerbated worries about the health of the global economy.

The three major indexes were down more than 1 percent in early trading.

Apart from the state of the world economy, the Fed cited financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home in its decision to leave rates unchanged, but left the door open for a modest policy tightening later this year.

"Investors are wrestling with how concerned they should be regarding global growth," said Jeremy Zirin, chief equity strategist at UBS Wealth Management.   Continuación...