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Global Indices Fall as Data Feeds China Slowdown Fears

New worries about the outlook for the Chinese economy push global stock indices lower on Thursday, as corresponding euro-zone data from Markit Economics also disappoints. U.K. aviation giant BAE Systems comes down to earth with a bang after Wednesday¿s Saudi jets orders agreement as it warns on current year earnings because of a squeeze on state defense spending. And in Paris Danone counts the cost of a Chinese baby food scare at a key supplier.