European markets finished lower, with concerns over high debt levels at telecom equipment maker Marconi pressuring stocks. In London, the Financial Times 100 ended off 51.40 points, or 0.90%, to 5,671.60. Germany's DAX Index slid 46.14 points, or 0.78%, at 5,869.04. In France, the CAC 40 finished down 83.56 points, or 1.59%, to 5,160.28.
Asian equity markets ended lower. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index ended Monday down 92.59 points, or 0.72%, to finish at 12,697.79. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 153.72 points, or 1.17%, to 12,948.78.