The dollar edged down and global shares slipped to a two-week low on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates.
The MSCI All-Country World index was down 0.1 percent by 0817 GMT, after slipping to its lowest level since Aug. 9, while the pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.2 percent.
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