European stocks suffer for 2nd day on doubts about Trump agenda

LONDON: European stocks dropped Thursday, retreating for a second session, as continuing U.S. political turmoil cast doubt on whether President Donald Trump's pro-economic growth policies will become reality.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index  lost 0.6% to 388.87. No sector traded higher, with industrial, oil and gas and financial shares faring the worst. The move builds on Wednesday's slide of 1.2% , which marked the benchmark's biggest one-day percentage loss since Sept. 26, according to FactSet data.
Investors on Wednesday began fleeing assets perceived as riskier, such as stocks, after a report that Trump had asked James Comey, then director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to halt a probe into links between Trump's associates and Russian officials.