Global stocks were mostly lower Monday as signs of weakness in another China manufacturing survey added to lingering jitters about developing economies.
In early European trading, major benchmarks were lackluster. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.2 percent to 6,522.24 but France's CAC-40 was down 0.1 percent to 4,163.23. Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 9,293.72.
Futures were mixed to slightly higher after losing ground earlier on Wall Street, with Dow Jones and S&P 500 futures moving higher in premarket trading.
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The Nikkei 225, the barometer for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, closed down 2 percent at 14,619.13 as the yen has reversed some of its weakness against the dollar in recent days, which is a negative for exporting stocks.
Also negative for sentiment was an official Chinese manufacturing survey that showed factory output grew at a slower rate in January compared with December. The survey released on the weekend followed a HSBC survey that showed a contraction in China's manufacturing.
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