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Global stocks slide after jump in Florida Covid deaths

Shares in China outperformed, but other markets take negative turn

Global stocks slid on Thursday after an uptick of coronavirus deaths in Florida rekindled fears that the outbreak could hinder the fragile US economic recovery. The S&P 500 dropped 1 per cent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned an earlier 0.8 per cent gain into a 0.2 per cent drop, with investors instead seeking out sovereign…

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