GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks skittled by weak China data, strong dollar

jueves 13 de octubre de 2016 08:42 GYT

* European shares slip, pound extends slide

* Chinese trade data raises more FX weakness concerns

* Asian FX hit by U.S. rate view; Thai baht in focus

* Risk aversion pushes Japanese yen higher

By Marc Jones

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - World stocks stumbled to their lowest level in a month on Thursday and the dollar and benchmark bond yields slipped, after a sharp decline in Chinese exports revived concerns about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.

Riskier assets have had a difficult few weeks, undermined by concerns about a potential rise in U.S. interest rates, the outcome of U.S. elections, Britain's departure from the EU and the health of German and Italian banks.

Asia's markets suffered falls overnight after data showed Chinese imports in dollar terms were back in contractionary territory, while exports dropped by a sharper-than-expected 10 percent.

Europe took a thumping too, with falls of 0.7-1.3 percent for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC pulling the region down for the sixth day in the last seven ahead of what was expected to be a 0.5 percent fall on Wall Street.   Continuación...