GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks slip with euro on Greece turmoil
NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) - World stocks declined and the euro fell to a four-month low against the dollar on Tuesday after Greece said it would hold new elections and worries increased about its possible exit from the euro zone.
Gold touched a 4-1/2-month low as the euro's weakness unnerved investors over the profitability of holding euro-denominated assets.
The turmoil in Greece kept pressure on markets. Investors have been concerned that long-lasting problems in the euro zone and a likely recession in Europe will hit global growth.
Greek politicians again failed to agree on a new government, nine days after an inconclusive election. After Greece's president said the country will hold new elections, the euro slumped and investors fled to the safe-haven dollar.