Markets rattled after Trump turmoil and Spain attack

Aug 18, 2017, 5:28 AM EDT
(Source: Jim Makos/flickr)
(Source: Jim Makos/flickr)

Global stock markets, which were on a path to revival, struck another roadblock on Friday as investors turned to sell-offs amid uncertainty sparked by turmoil within U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration and the terror strike in Barcelona, Spain.

In the U.S., Wall Street recorded its second biggest drop of the year, with the European and Asian markets echoing the same downward trend, notes The Guardian.

Trump has recently dissolved two advisory councils staffed by chief executive officers, further fueling apprehensions over whether he would succeed in pushing through his economic policies, writes The National.