Most Asian stock markets fell Monday as more downbeat data from China weighed on sentiment ahead of the release of key economic indicators later in the week. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.27%, while the Nikkei 225 led the Hang Seng lower. They fell 1.32% and 0.07% respectively. Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index fell 1.4%, marking bear territory—defined as a 20% fall from a recent peak. Markets in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea were closed on Monday.
Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trade on Monday. European stock markets kicked off the week in negative territory , with trading sentiment hurt by another weak data release from China and a continued slide in car stocks. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 1.19% U.K.’s FTSE 100 index which fell 1.62to France’s CAC 40 index dropped 2.15 %. DAX 30 index down 1.55 %
U.S. stock futures tracked European markets lower today as investors continued to fret over slowing economic growth in China. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 64 points, or 0.4%, to 16,138, while those for the S&P 500 index lost 8.20 points, or 0.4%, to 1,911.Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index dropped 24.25 points, or 0.6%,