Stock markets post downward trends in the wake of a sliding US dollar


Equity markets slipped on Thursday on concerns about the long-term impact of the new coronavirus and simmering U.S.-China tensions, though those worries couldn’t stop oil prices from marching to a 2-1/2 month high.

The London, Frankfurt and Paris bourses and Wall Street futures were 0.5%-1.3% lower ahead of U.S. trading, while...