Stocks slide on German data, N Korea jitters

Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by German trade figures that cast doubt on the strength of the euro zone's largest economy and by investor concern after North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test. German exports fell sharply in July, shrinking the overall trade surplus for the fourth consecutive month - something not seen since 1992.

The euro peaked for the day shortly after the German data and later dipped below $1.12, while the benchmark US Treasury yield touched its.

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