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Europe Markets: European stocks close near 2-month low on growth worries

European stocks finished at their lowest level in nearly two months Thursday, rattled as investors questioned the U.S. Federal Reserve’s outlook for monetary policy as signs of flagging consumer demand have cropped up.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.39% fell 0.4% to end at 386.05, suffering its lowest close since April 21, according to FactSet data.

European investors on Thursday jumped out of so-called risk assets in the wake of soft U.S. economic data Wednesday and as oil prices remained under pressure on oversupply worries.

Fed fallout: Before the Fed met widely held expectations of raising interest rates, weaker-than-expected U.S.

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