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

viernes 18 de septiembre de 2015 13:06 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 1.34 pct, S&P 1.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.93 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower in afternoon trading on Friday as the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates near zero fueled concerns about global growth, muddying the outlook for stocks.

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 path forward for stocks just became a lot less clear," J.P. Morgan analysts said in a note.

The three major indexes were down about 1 percent, with all Dow components in the red.   Continuación...