Europe Stocks Finish Lower

Asia markets finish down

European stock markets finished lower Tuesday amid disappointing U.S. economic data. The Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index in London lost 30.8 points, or 0.69%, to 4,459.3, with package firm Bunzl and airline British Airways leading losses. Germany's DAX index was down 53.64 points, or 1.4%, to 3,785.21. In Paris, the CAC 40 index was off 42.43 points, or 1.17%, to 3,594.28.

Asian markets finished down. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 102.74 points, or 0.92%, to close at 11,081.79, amid data showing that Japanese industrial production was flat in July. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index fell 27.5 points, or 0.21%, to close at 12,850.28.

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