Stock markets slide on Trump fears

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London - World stock markets slid on Thursday on fears that an intensifying crisis surrounding US President Donald Trump could lead to his impeachment and shatter any chances of his economy-boosting agenda being implemented.

The dollar recovered from a six-month low versus the euro but remained weighed down by the pound and yen.

"Stocks are sliding again today as traders are still spooked by the latest scandal surrounding Donald Trump," said David Madden, analyst at traders CMC Markets UK.

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