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World stocks slip as growth fears linger; euro slides

The dollar rose to almost a two-year high against the euro on Thursday on an upbeat U.S. capital goods report, while world equities slid as weak economic data from South Korea and a profit warning from 3M Co renewed concerns about global growth.

China seeks to allay fears over Belt and Road debt risks

China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that the infrastructure plan to boost trade and investment creates a heavy burden for some nations.

ECB's de Guindos keeps door open to more QE 'if needed'

The European Central Bank is prepared to resume its money-printing programme if needed to boost inflation in the euro zone but so far it has not discussed such an option, its vice-president Luis de Guindos said on Thursday.

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