Second half starts with fresh swings for stocks

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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The second half of the year started with more volatility for global stocks on Friday, as recession concerns that have built in recent weeks also pulled metals and commodity currencies lower again. MSCI’s world stocks index has had its worst start to a year since its 1990 creation over the last six months, and an early tumble followed by recovery by both Europe and Wall Street futures pointed to more instability ahead. [.EU][.N] Asia had thudded lower, too, with the heaviest fall in Taiwan, where the growth-sensitive benchmark index slid more than 3% to its lowe…

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