GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares slide on Wall Street sell-off, China worries


* MSCI World Shares fall, Stoxx 600 up

* U.S. retail sales rose in August

* Dollar hits three-week high

* Gold falls by nearly 3% (Adds Europe market close, updates prices, changes headline)

By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall

NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Markets dipped globally on Thursday as concerns about investments in China and a down day on Wall Street outweighed positive economic data in the United States.

International investors that have been piling into China in recent years are now bracing for one of its great falls as the troubles of over-indebted property giant China Evergrande come to a head.

The developer’s woes have been snowballing since May. Dwindling resources set against 2 trillion yuan ($305 billion) of liabilities have wiped nearly 80% off its stock and bond prices, and an $80 million bond coupon payment now looms next week.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped to its lowest level so far this year.

A report from the U.S. Commerce Department showed…

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