July 2 (Reuters) - Halfway through 2018, world equity markets have seen a trillion dollars wiped off their value this year as trade tensions escalate, global central banks increasingly tighten policy and growth looks set to slow.
Emerging markets, led by China, have suffered sharp losses while the dollar has gained 3 percent, resuming its rise after snapping a four-year winning streak in 2017. Finally, trading has been complicated by tough new European regulations.
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Following is a list of stories marking half-year 2018.
> GRAPHIC-Trillion dollar wipeout: world stocks’ worst first half since 2010 > GRAPHIC-How emerging markets became submerging markets > GRAPHIC-Halfway through, 2018 delivers little to S&P 500 investors > ANALYSIS-Investors seek cover as trade battles rattle world markets > ANALYSIS-Stocks coverage shrinks after new research rules > ANALYSIS-Light or dark? Six months on, MiFID 2 rules divide equity traders > U.S. bond market recession gauge nearer to red signal > Viva Espana: Spain emerges as euro zone bond market’s star > Trade worries, borrowing costs hit bond sales from companies, emerging markets > GRAPHIC-Less than sterling: British pound suffers worst quarter since Brexit vote > Bitcoin skids below $6,000, down almost 60 percent in 2018 > POLL-Global funds cut stocks to 11-month lows, eye trade war risk > POLL-Halfway into 2018, wary European funds cut equities to 19-month low > POLL-UK funds cut equities to three-month lows amid trade turbulence (Compiled by Sujata Rao Editing by Catherine Evans)