European markets closed lower. The London Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was off 87 points, or 1.41%, at 6083.30 on the wobbliness in the U.S. market. In Germany, the DAX Index shed 11.83 points, or 0.18%, at 6,511.04 amid reports that German construction builders are to shed 50,000 jobs because construction spending easing. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 was down 71.71 points, or 1.23%, at 5761.67.
The Asian markets finished higher. Japan's Nikkei ended up 78.22 points, up 0.58%, at 13,584.45 helped by gains in automaker Toyota on hopes that the expected unwinding of its shares by major banks will not go through. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index finished up 69.39 points, or 0.45%, at 15,363.15.