European markets ended lower on earnings warnings from U.S. tech companies. Also weighing: The European Central Bank's Vice President Noyer said the bank is unlikely to lower interest rates for the region as long as inflation is a worry. In London, the Financial Times 100 fell 70.40 points, or 1.27%, to 5,479.20. Germany's DAX Index tripped 137.09 points, or 2.29%, at 5,862.10. In France, the CAC 40 lost 124.47 points, or 2.43%, to 4,999.36.
Asian equity markets ended with losses. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index ended down 301.22 points, or 2.39%, to finish at 12,306.08. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 208.05 points, or 1.58%, to 12,999.48.