European markets were mixed. London's FTSE 100 ended up 12.80, or 0.20%, to 6,269.20, as investors wondered whether Bank of England would cut rates this week. In Germany, the DAX Index finished down 10.13, or 0.15%, to 6,628.07, following reports that the EuroZone business climate index fell to a 12-month low and a survey of economic indicators survey fell for the 4th consecutive month. In Paris, the CAC 40 ended down 2.88, or 0.05%, to 5,823.49.
Asian markets finished lower. Japan's Nikkei finished down 318.11, or 2.32%, at 13,385.52 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 240.45, or 1.50%, to 15,830.84.