GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe slumps as French car crash adds to oil spill

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:31am EST
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* Oil back above $30 a barrel

* European bourses down more than 2 pct

* French car shares slump as Renault investigated

* Canadian dollar steadies after hitting lowest since 2003

* Euro dip after ECB minutes from disappointing Dec meeting

* 10-year Japanese government bond yield falls to record low

By Marc Jones

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Share markets and heavily commodity-dependent currencies took a fresh beating on Thursday, having been floored again by the latest plunge in oil prices, this time to below $30 a barrel.

MSCI's 46-country world index was down for its 10th day in the last 11 and Europe took another 2 percent hit, as worries that French carmakers were being dragged into the emissions scandal sent the likes of Renault down as much as 20 percent.   Continued...