Hong Kong protests weighing on global markets

September 29, 2014 12:07 PM

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At the start of a busy week on the economic news front, global stock markets have largely edged down as investors fret over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where the main Hang Seng index closed down 1.9 percent on Monday at 23,229.21.

KEEPING SCORE: In Europe the CAC-40 in France was 0.7 percent lower at 4,365 while Germany's DAX fell the same rate to 9,429. The FTSE 100 of leading British shares was 0.3 percent lower at 6,627. Wall Street was poised for a lower opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.7 pe...

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